River Clyde, Newshot Island, Barrage Balloon Mooring Site
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- Alternative name(s)
CLYDE AA DEFENCES; SANDIELAND WOOD
- Canmore ID
- Site type
BARRAGE BALLOON SITE (20TH CENTURY)
NS 4926 6956
- Latitude, longitude
- 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
Related material information
- 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
|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|