Font Size

100% 150% 200%

Background Colour

Default Contrast
Close Reset

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


Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
Canmore Disclaimer. © Copyright and database right 2020.

Toggle Aerial | View on large map

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.


MyCanmore Image Contributions

Contribute an Image

MyCanmore Text Contributions