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Glasgow, Oatlands, Richmond Park

Barrage Balloon Site (Second World War)

Site Name Glasgow, Oatlands, Richmond Park

Classification Barrage Balloon Site (Second World War)

Alternative Name(s) Clyde Aa Defences; Polmadie

Canmore ID 208546

Site Number NS66SW 813

NGR NS 6024 6310

NGR Description NS c.6024 6310

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

NS66SW 813 c.6024 6310

A barrage balloon mooring site identified from a wartime RAF oblique air photograph (No.1 CAM oblique, x902, flown 21 October 1941) was situated in the centre of Richmond Park. It is not known when the site was removed during the post-war period.

Information from RCAHMS (DE), February 2002

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Field Visit (19 April 2017)

Nothing is now visible in an area occupied by a playing field in Richmond Park of a World War Two Barrage Balloon anchoring site, which is shown on an RAF photograph (No. 1 CAM oblique, x902) taken on 21 October 1941. The 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) 19 April 2017.

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