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The Kames, coastal defence battery 100m south east of, Calback Ness

A Scheduled Monument in Shetland North, Shetland Islands

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Latitude: 60.4705 / 60°28'13"N

Longitude: -1.2995 / 1°17'58"W

OS Eastings: 438616

OS Northings: 1176516

OS Grid: HU386765

Mapcode National: GBR R142.377

Mapcode Global: XHD1S.H24Y

Entry Name: The Kames, coastal defence battery 100m SE of, Calback Ness

Scheduled Date: 10 February 2003

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM10756

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: 20th Century Military and Related: Battery

Location: Delting

County: Shetland Islands

Electoral Ward: Shetland North

Traditional County: Shetland


Two small single-storey row cottages rubble and slate (formerly thatch). Late 18th century.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is an extremely well-preserved example of World War II coastal defence battery. It is certainly the best example of its type in Shetland. Its of particular interest because of the remarkable survival of contemporary graffiti cartoons, which brings an unusual degree of contact with the individual users of the monument.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as HU 44 SE 90.


Guy, J. (1995) A survey of the 20th Century Defences of the Shetland Islands.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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