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Glasgow, Bellahouston Park

Barrage Balloon Site (Second World War)

Site Name Glasgow, Bellahouston Park

Classification Barrage Balloon Site (Second World War)

Alternative Name(s) Clyde Aa Defences; Paisley Road

Canmore ID 209136

Site Number NS56SE 1545

NGR NS 5521 6412

NGR Description NS c. 5521 6412

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NS56SE 1545 c.5521 6412

A barrage balloon mooring site has been identified from a wartime RAF oblique air photograph (No.1 CAM oblique, x912, flown 21 October 1941) situated in the NE corner of Bellahouston Park. It is not known whether the site has been removed during the post-war period.

Information from RCAHMS (DE), February 2002.


Field Visit (29 March 2017)

Nothing is now visible in an area occupied by Bellahouston Park of a World War Two Barrage Balloon anchoring site, which is visible on an RAF photograph (No. 1 CAM oblique, x912) 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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