Lerwick, The Knab, Coastal Battery

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Lerwick, The Knab, Coastal Battery

Site Name Lerwick, The Knab, Coastal Battery

Classification Anti Aircraft Battery (second World War), Coastal Battery (first World War)

Alternative Name(s) Lerwick Defences: "bx" Site

Canmore ID 115447

Site Number HU44SE 91

NGR HU 4794 4049

Datum Osgb36 - Ngr

Council Shetland Islands

Parish Lerwick

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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 767090

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes

HU44SE 91 4794 4049

This battery is situated SE of Lerwick, immediately W of Peerie Geo, at the end of the Knab Road. One gun emplacement and magazine remain. The second gun emplacement has been replaced by the turning circle at the end of the Knab Road. The battery formed part of the Coast Defences of Lerwick.

J Guy 1995; NMRS Ms 810/4, 164-5, 167

The one remaining gun-emplacement of the coast battery survives on the E side of Kanb Road about 37m NE of the turning circle.

The emplacement is circular and built of concrete with a low parapet wall surrounding the circular gun platform. The magazine (HU 47966 40505) is shown on the current OS 1:2500 scale digital map.

The battery is visible on vertical air photographs (106G/Scot/UK 97, 4047-4048, flown 18 May 1946), which show the two gun-emplacements, magazine and hut bases.

Visited by RCAHMS (DE, AL), October 1998


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