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Renfrew, The King's Inch

Barrage Balloon Site (Second World War)

Site Name Renfrew, The King's Inch

Classification Barrage Balloon Site (Second World War)

Alternative Name(s) Clyde Aa Defences; River Clyde

Canmore ID 208338

Site Number NS56NW 366

NGR NS 5172 6776

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Renfrewshire
  • Parish Renfrew (Renfrew)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Renfrew
  • Former County Renfrewshire

Archaeology Notes

NS56NW 366 5172 6776

A barrage balloon mooring site has been identified from an RAF WW II oblique air photograph (No.1 CAM oblique, x895, flown 21 October 1941) on the southern bank of the River Clyde at the King's Inch. It is not known whether this site survives.

Information from RCAHMS (DE), February 2002


Field Visit (29 March 2017)

Nothing is now visible in an area occupied by the Braehead SOAR Leisure Centre of a World War Two Barrage Balloon anchoring site, which is visible on an RAF photograph (No.1 CAM oblique, x895) taken on 21 October 1941.

This site was one of an extensive network that protected the population and industry of central Glasgow and the Clyde from low flying enemy bombers.

Visited by HES, Survey and Recording (ATW, AKK) 29 March 2017.


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