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Findhorn, icehouse and pillbox 50m west of Culbin Sands Hotel

A Scheduled Monument in Forres, Moray

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Latitude: 57.661 / 57°39'39"N

Longitude: -3.6145 / 3°36'52"W

OS Eastings: 303770

OS Northings: 864602

OS Grid: NJ037646

Mapcode National: GBR K8FG.YV4

Mapcode Global: WH5GY.GP1W

Entry Name: Findhorn, icehouse and pillbox 50m W of Culbin Sands Hotel

Scheduled Date: 12 November 1991

Last Amended: 2 December 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5197

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: 20th Century Military and Related: Pillbox; Industrial: farming, food production; Secular: ice house

Location: Kinloss

County: Moray

Electoral Ward: Forres

Traditional County: Morayshire


Sir R Rowand Anderson, 1892. Scots early classical

style. Single storey Lodge with prominent curved bow to

driveway. Ashlar; slated roofs, shallow-pitched and

conical over bow.

Linked to gateway, tall rusticated piers, good wrought-

iron gates.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

This monument is of national importance as one of an ever-decreasing number of pillboxes which have survived intact from the Second World War. It is also one where the defensive and strategic importance of the structure and its site, overlooking Findhorn Bay, can still be appreciated. Although pillboxes were not of uniform design or construction this is a particularly good representative example of a type of building which formed a vital component of the anti-invasion measures implemented by Britian during the Second World War.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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