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Tentsmuir Forest

Pillbox (20th Century)

Site Name Tentsmuir Forest

Classification Pillbox (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Leuchars Airfield Defences; Tentsmuir Coastal Defences; Tentsmuir Sands

Canmore ID 84178

Site Number NO42SE 56

NGR NO 4982 2281

NGR Description NO c. 4982 2281

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Fife
  • Parish Leuchars
  • Former Region Fife
  • Former District North East Fife
  • Former County Fife

Archaeology Notes

NO42SE 56 c. 4982 2281

For other military command, training and defensive structures on Tentsmuir Sands, see also:

NO42NE 71-3, 117 and 127

NO42SE 57 and NO42SE 77 -9 and 81

NO52NW 1-8, and NO52SW 1.

NO 4972 2278. Situated in sand dunes, S of Tentsmuir Forest and N of Leuchars Airfield is a steel domed pillbox. Of WW2 date, and similar to an Alan Williams turret it formed part of the airfield defences.

J Guy 1994; NMRS MS 810/3, 137-8.

Pillbox - sheet iron domed roof embedded into old dune.

Nearby: building - flat concrete roof - brick walls - collapsed and lying in heap.

Site recorded by Maritime Fife during the Coastal Assessment Survey for Historic Scotland, Fife Ness to Newburgh 1996.

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