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Fraserburgh Cemetery, pill box 280m ENE of Kirkton Cottages

A Scheduled Monument in Fraserburgh and District, Aberdeenshire

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Latitude: 57.6807 / 57°40'50"N

Longitude: -2.0012 / 2°0'4"W

OS Eastings: 400029

OS Northings: 865647

OS Grid: NK000656

Mapcode National: GBR P8DF.CWM

Mapcode Global: WH9N8.76BR

Entry Name: Fraserburgh Cemetery, pill box 280m ENE of Kirkton Cottages

Scheduled Date: 3 March 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM8220

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: 20th Century Military and Related: Pillbox

Location: Fraserburgh

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Fraserburgh and District

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire


The monument comprises a pill box which was one of a group built during World War II to protect against landings from Fraserburgh Bay.

The pill box is six-sided and has a door to the SW, with a blast wall outside the doorway. It has a wide loophole in each of the other 5 sides. It is about 4m across and 1.6m high and is made of concrete. It is built on a flat sandy area just behind the beach to the W of Fraserburgh Bay.

The area to be scheduled is square, measuring 30m E-W by 30m N-S, to include the pill box and an area around it in which traces of activities associated with the construction and use of the monument may survive, as shown in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance for its potential to contribute to an understanding of defence tactics in World War II. It is one of a group of surviving pillboxes which protected Fraserburgh Bay from enemy attack and invasion, one part of a complex system of wartime defences in the area. This monument is very well preserved and structurally stable.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NK 06 NW 9.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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