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Edinburgh, Liberton, Liberton Kennels, Liberton Battery

Anti Aircraft Battery (20th Century)

Site Name Edinburgh, Liberton, Liberton Kennels, Liberton Battery

Classification Anti Aircraft Battery (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Edg2; Forth Aa Defences; Liberton House

Canmore ID 118887

Site Number NT26NE 89

NGR NT 26570 69171

NGR Description Centred NT 26570 69171

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian

Archaeology Notes

NT26NE 89.00 centred 26570 69171

NT26NE 89.01 NT 26542 69151, 26566 69138, 26592 69148 and 26601 69174 Gun-emplacements

NT26NE 89.02 NT 26544 69127 and NT 26614 69154 Magazines

NT26NE 89.03 Centred NT 2649 6922 Radar site

NT26NE 89.04 Centred NT 2647 6902 Military camp

A heavy anti-aircraft battery has been recorded by J Guy (Guy 1992) on the E slope of the Braid Hills some 250m SW of Liberton House (NT26NE 9).

It is depicted on the latest edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1992) with immediately to the NW, the area that was scarped for the GL mat (gun laying radar with 'chicken' wire between posts), which can still be identified on the map. The site is also shown on vertical air photographs (visible on RAF 106G/Scot/UK119 part II, 5512-5514, flown 1946) with an accomodation camp of some 18 huts to the SW.

Information from RCAHMS (DE) June 1997

This well preserved heavy anti-aircraft battery is situated in fields to the NW of the TA Centre near Liberton Kennels.

Consisting of four gun emplacements with magazine and command post with the accommodation camp, now used by Liberton Kennels, to the W. The area of the gun emplacements is now used for keeping horses.

During the Second World War the battery was given a site code of EDG 2 and mounted four 3.7-inch guns.

J A Guy 1997; NMRS MS 810/5, 84, 87-92.

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