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Duntocher

Anti Aircraft Battery (20th Century)

Site Name Duntocher

Classification Anti Aircraft Battery (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) N5; Clyde Aa Defences; Mountblow

Canmore ID 119883

Site Number NS47SE 81

NGR NS 4910 7305

NGR Description Centred NS 4910 7305

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council West Dunbartonshire
  • Parish Old Kilpatrick (Clydebank)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Clydebank
  • Former County Dunbartonshire

Archaeology Notes

NS47SE 81 centred 4910 7305

A four gun-emplacement battery and accommodation camp was situated immediately N of Hillend Crescent and each side of Farm Road., now demolished and the site subsequently built over by post-war housing. The four gun-emplacements are visible on vertical air photographs, (RAF CPE/Scot/UK/276, 5169-70, flown 1947) along with the remains of the GL-mat (gun-laying radar) and accommodation camp.

Information from RCAHMS (DE) July 1997

This World War II heavy anti-aircraft battery was situated on the E side of Farm Road in an area now covered by post-war housing.

The battery was armed with four 3.7-inch guns.

J Guy 2001; NMRS MS 810/11, Part 3, 205-6.

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