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Blackhill, Wester Balmuidy Battery

Anti Aircraft Battery (20th Century)

Site Name Blackhill, Wester Balmuidy Battery

Classification Anti Aircraft Battery (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Gng3; N3; Clyde Aa Defences

Canmore ID 107532

Site Number NS57SE 38

NGR NS 5809 7109

NGR Description Centred NS 5809 7109

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Glasgow, City Of
  • Parish Cadder (City Of Glasgow)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District City Of Glasgow
  • Former County Lanarkshire

Archaeology Notes

NS57SE 38 centred 5809 7109

A four gun-emplacement battery, possibly mounting 3.7-inch guns with an accommodation camp adjacent to the public road.

Information from RCAHMS (DE) July 1997

This World War II heavy anti-aircraft battery is situated on the S side of Balmore Road. One small section of one gun-emplacement survives amongst the factory buildings which now occupy most of the site. The battery was armed with four 3.7-inch guns.

J Guy 2001; NMRS MS MS 810/11, Part 3, 220-1.

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