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Latitude: 57.7035 / 57°42'12"N
Longitude: -3.4977 / 3°29'51"W
OS Eastings: 310839
OS Northings: 869178
OS Grid: NJ108691
Mapcode National: GBR K8QC.BH6
Mapcode Global: WH5GT.7MNR
Entry Name: Storm Signal to N of Harbour
Listing Date: 13 October 1999
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 393845
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46516
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Heldon and Laich
Traditional County: Morayshire
Earlier to mid 19th century. Circular-plan storm signal with World War 2 look-out in centre. Harled and white-washed circular perimeter wall with steps to S leading through segmental-arched doorway to platform. Harled rectangular-plan look-out in centre with flat roof and boarded-up openings.
This storm signal is an unusual survival, within the site of a Pictish fort, probably occupied since the 4th century. There would originally have been a tall mast in the centre of the walled enclosure, up which a large cone was hoisted to warn sailors to return to the harbour when a storm was imminent. The World War 2 look-out is of standard design.
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