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Crail Golf Club, Pill Box near the Club House

A Scheduled Monument in East Neuk and Landward, Fife

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Latitude: 56.2813 / 56°16'52"N

Longitude: -2.5939 / 2°35'38"W

OS Eastings: 363325

OS Northings: 710030

OS Grid: NO633100

Mapcode National: GBR 2Z.8C5P

Mapcode Global: WH8TM.4D20

Entry Name: Crail Golf Club, Pill Box near the Club House

Scheduled Date: 8 November 2000

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM8947

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: 20th Century Military and Related: Pillbox

Location: Crail

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: East Neuk and Landward

Traditional County: Fife


The monument consists of a pillbox and watch post of cylindrical form, covered by a sectional-plated steel dome, sunk into the ground at the edge of the golf course.

The area to be scheduled is confined to the pillbox itself, which is situated 46 metres north of the north-east corner of the Crail Golfing Society Club House, the location being marked by a red cross on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as part of the perimeter defences of the most complete surviving military airfield dating from the period of the two world wars. It gains added significance from being a relatively well-preserved example of a type of pill box that has not survived in large numbers.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 61 SW 24.

Fife, M. (2003) Crail and Dunino, the story of two Scottish airfields, an Airfield Focus Special Peterborough, 3-66.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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