- HER number: MEL7917
- Site Name: Ravensheugh Sands
- Grid Reference: 362799 681560
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- Monument Type:
- Anti Tank Block (20th Century, Modern, World War II Period)
- Summary: Concrete 'dragon's teeth', WWII
- Description: (1) At least 7 concrete 'dragons teeth' lie within the sand dunes behind Ravensheugh Sands on the banks of a small burn. One sits on the south bank, four lie within the stream bed and are displaced and two lie in the sand dunes to the north, half obscured by sand and grass. More may lie under the sand in the dunes.
Site recorded by GUARD during the Coastal Assessment Survey for Historic Scotland, 'The Firth of Forth from Dunbar to the Coast of Fife' 17th February 1996.
(2) A line of anti-tank blocks noted previously in this area could not be re-located by this survey. Described as comprising 'at least 7 dragon's teeth', the blocks were said to have been located on the south bank of a small burn, within the stream bed and among sand dunes inland (GUARD, 1996, 226). While it is possible that those blocks located among the dunes have been buried by sand, no trace was seen of blocks or their remains within the stream bed or on its banks. Two concrete blocks were noted in the hinterland (some 60m from the HWM), however, and may be associated. A structure, possibly sunken, is indicated on 1946 AP's (B17 7197-9 15/4/46, B108 5273-4 15/4/46, B761 692-4 14/9/74).
- For more information contact: East Lothian Council HER
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- Associated Periods:
- (1) Unpublished document: James, H F. 1996. Coastal Assessment Survey: The Firth of Forth from Dunbar to the Border of Fife. 226.
- (2) Unpublished document: Moore, H and Wilson, G. 2006. Report on Coastal Zone Assessment Survey: East Lothian and Scottish Borders. site 7.