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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 742003

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NS05NE 113 NS 05823 58328

The sites recorded at Scalpsie Bay include a series of posts set in a lines which were part of WW2 invasion defences (Ann Spiers pers comm). 112. Scalpsie Bay, NS 06015 58244, NS 05907 58286, NS 05823 58328, NS 05723 58363, NS 05608 58370, Anti-glider landing posts, fair condition, WW2.

This site was noted during a coastal zone assessment survey undertaken by CFA Archaeology Ltd to characterise the state of coastal erosion and the threat it poses to cultural heritage sites. A gazetteer in the report included a note of existing records and new sites when discovered. Where the site was located, notes included condition, period/date and recommendations.

Commissioned by The Scape Trust and Firth of Clyde Forum on behalf of Historic Scotland.

Cressey and Johnson 2004

These anti-glider posts are visible on RAF vertical aerial photographs taken on 21 August 1946 (106G/SCOT/UK161/3050-3052), and held at RCAHMS.

Information from RCAHMS (GFG) 22 October 2009.

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