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River Clyde, Newshot Island, Barrage Balloon Mooring Site

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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    CLYDE AA DEFENCES; SANDIELAND WOOD
  • Canmore ID
    288231
  • Site type
    BARRAGE BALLOON SITE (20TH CENTURY)
  • Parish
    INCHINNAN
  • Council
    RENFREWSHIRE
  • NGR
    NS 4926 6956
  • Latitude, longitude
    55.895495N, 4.412218W
  • Archeological notes
    NS46NE 145 c. 4926 6956 A barrage balloon mooring site has been identified from an RAF WW II oblique aerial photograph (No.1CAM, x891, flown20 October 1941), on the S bank of the River Clyde immediately E of a small inlet and marshy area. The photograph shows a barrage balloon set down on the site. Information from RCAHMS (DE), April 2007
  • Architectural notes
    N/A

Related material information

SCANNED IMAGES

  • 1257857 (4/7/1936)
    Glasgow, general view, showing Rothesay Dock and Newshot Island. Oblique aerial photograph taken facing north. This image has been produced from a damaged negative.
  • 1257670 (7/1934)
    John Brown's Shipyard, Clydebank, Queen Mary under construction. Oblique aerial photograph taken facing west.
  • 288231 (20/10/1941)
    Scanned image of RAF WW II oblique aerial photograph showing John Brown's Shipbuilding yard and the Singer Sewing Machine factory from S. Also visible is a single barrage balloon mooring site on the S bank of the River Clyde.

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Dumbartonshire, Sheet XXVIII (Inset XXIX)1859
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Renfrewshire, Sheet VIII (with inset of sheet IX)1857

1st edition 25-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Dumbarton, Sheet 028.021859
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Dumbarton, Sheet 028.021859
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Renfrew, Sheet 008.071857
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Renfrew, Sheet 008.071857
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Renfrew, Sheet 008.061857