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Glenshee, Devil's Elbow

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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    COWIE STOP LINE
  • Canmore ID
    107753
  • Site type
    PILLBOX (20TH CENTURY)
  • Parish
    KIRKMICHAEL (PERTH AND KINROSS)
  • Council
    PERTHSHIRE
  • NGR
    NO 1422 7657
  • Latitude, longitude
    56.872569N, 3.408896W
  • Archeological notes
    NO17NW 23.00 c.1422 7657 For pillbox 550m N see also NO17NW 24 NO17NW 23.01 From NO 1422 7668 to NO 1438 7660 Anti-tank blocks A pillbox and two lines of anti-tank blocks have been identified from a vertical aerial photograph (RAF 1066/Scot/UK/64, 4024, flown 1946). The pillbox lies immediately to the SW of the upper bend in the A93 public road known as the Devils Elbow. Two lines of anti-tank blocks (NO17NW 23.01) in a chevron pattern can also be seen immediately to the N of the central bend, running down to the Allt a Choire Sheiridh. The pillbox has been separated from the anti-tank blocks by the road improvement at this point, the two lines of anti-tank blocks survive, though those at the W (new road) end of the group have been reduced to small mounds of concrete. Construction of the anti-tank blocks has the appearance of layered blocks, they are also somewhat taller than those seen elswhere. A 1950s photograph of the Devils Elbow and the anti-tank blocks can be viewed in the Glen Shee ski lodge to the N. Information from RCAHMS (DE) October 1996 A double row of concrete anti-tank blocks, flat surface to flat surface. J Guy 2000; NMRS MS 810/9 The possible type 22 pillbox was removed in the road improvement scheme. Information from RCAHMS (DE), July 2005.
  • Architectural notes
    N/A

Related material information

SCANNED IMAGES

  • 947556 (8/5/1946)
    Scanned image of a vertical aerial view showing the Devil's Elbow and the WW II defences in Glen Shee.
  • 1155235 (1/9/1996)
    Glenshee, Devil's Elbow, anti-tank blocks, view from W of blocks running E to burn.
  • 1155232 (1/9/1996)
    Glenshee, Devil's Elbow, anti-tank blocks, view looking NE of N end of row of blocks showing some reduced to stumps.
  • 1155225 (1/9/1996)
    Glenshee, Devil's Elbow, anti-tank blocks, view from new road looking E showing old road.
  • 1155223 (1/9/1996)
    Glenshee, Devil's Elbow, anti-tank blocks, detail.

MANUSCRIPTS

  • 107753 ()
    Defence of Britain Project. Council of British Archaeology. Perth and Kinross Region Details of Tank Traps located on the A93 road, Blairgowrie/Braemar.
  • 107753 (15/2/98)
    Defence of Britain Project. Council of British Archaeology. Angus Region Details of tank traps located on the A93 Blairgowrie/Braemar road. ( NO17NW 23 ).
  • 107753 (15/2/98)
    Defence of Britain Project. Council of British Archaeology. Angus Region Details of Pillbox located on the A93 Blairgowrie to Braemar road.( NO17NW 23 )
  • 107753 (3/1/2000)
    Tayside Region. A survey of the 20th century defences. Survey by John Guy 1992-1999. Two volumes

PHOTOGRAPHS

  • 107753 (1/9/1996)
    Glenshee, Devil's Elbow, anti-tank blocks, view from W of blocks running E to burn.
  • 107753 (1/9/1996)
    Glenshee, Devil's Elbow, anti-tank blocks, view looking NE of N end of row of blocks showing some reduced to stumps.
  • 107753 (1/9/1996)
    Glenshee, Devil's Elbow, anti-tank blocks, view from new road looking E showing old road.
  • 107753 (1/9/1996)
    Glenshee, Devil's Elbow, anti-tank blocks, detail.

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Aberdeenshire, Sheet CXI1866
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Perthshire, Sheet XV (Inset Sheet VIII)1862
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Forfarshire, Sheet IX (with extension to include IIIA)1862-1866