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Ackergill, Quadrant Observation Tower

Observation Post (20th Century)

Site Name Ackergill, Quadrant Observation Tower

Classification Observation Post (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Sinclair's Bay Defences; Pillbox 1, Wic 131

Canmore ID 9218

Site Number ND35SW 52

NGR ND 34912 54945

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Wick
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Caithness
  • Former County Caithness

Archaeology Notes

ND35SW 52 34912 54945

Formerly entered as ND35SE 79.

See also ND35SW 53.

A very damaged modern pill-box, with rubble strewn over the beach. The base is visible in section, 3 to 4m long.

C E Batey 1981.

At the location given there is a quadrant observation tower. Situated in a field about 15m S from the coastal path. Constructed of brick and concrete the roofed observation platform stands on four square concrete columns.

A pillbox is at ND 3492 5497 (see ND35SW 53).

Visited by RCAHMS (DE, SW), August 2000.

Architecture Notes

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A very damaged modern pill-box, with rubble strewn over the beach. The base is visible in section, 3 to 4m long.

Batey 1981, No.131.

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