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Finstown, The Hillock

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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    N/A
  • Canmore ID
    2079
  • Site type
    PILLBOX (20TH CENTURY)
  • Parish
    FIRTH
  • Council
    ORKNEY
  • NGR
    HY 36106 14147
  • Latitude, longitude
    59.009608N, 3.114169W
  • Archeological notes
    HY31SE 28 36106 14147 Small circular Norcon type concrete pillbox built into the remains of a broch (HY31SE 4). (Undated) information in NMRS. This small Norcon type concrete pillbox is situated on the top of a broch on the E side of the A966 road and annotated 'The Hillock' on Ordnance Survey maps, which stands at the N end of Finnstown. The entrance is through the roof and the interior is full of vegetation and rubbish. Visited by RCAHMS (DE, GS), August 1996
  • Architectural notes
    N/A

Related material information

PHOTOGRAPHS

  • 2079 (1996)
    The Hillock, Finstown - norcon type pillbox built into the top of a broch (HY31SE 4) showing the roof entrance and gun slits.
  • 2079 (10/8/1996)
    Orkney, The Hillock, Finstown - norcon type pillbox built into the top of the remains of a broch (HY31SE 4) showing the roof entrance.
  • 2079 (1980)
    R.Lamb July 1980 (filed HY 31 SE 4)
  • 2079 (1980)
    R.Lamb July 1980 (filed HY 31 SE 4)
  • 2079 (1980)
    R.Lamb July 1980 (filed HY 31 SE 4)

DIGITAL NON-IMAGE FILE

  • 2079 (20/7/2010)
    Pillbox,'The Hillock' Broch, Finstown: plan (A), south-west elevation (B) and section X-X1 (C)

SCANNED IMAGES

  • 2079 (22/8/1996)
    Scanned image of drawing showing ground plan, elevation and section of 'Norcon' type pillbox.

PRINTS AND DRAWINGS

  • 2079 (22/8/1996)
    Ground plan, elevation and section of 'Norcon' type pillbox.

MANUSCRIPTS

  • 2079 ()
    Defence of Britain Project. Council of British Archaeology. Scotland Lists. Photocopies of general sites in Scotland including, pillboxes, A.A. Gun-sites, observation posts.
  • 2079 (1993)
    Orkney Islands. World War One and Two Defences. A survey by John Guy. Volumes 1 & 2,

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Orkney, Sheet CI1880

1st edition 25-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Orkney, Sheet 101.111880