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Renfrew, Paisley Road

Barrage Balloon Site (Second World War)

Site Name Renfrew, Paisley Road

Classification Barrage Balloon Site (Second World War)

Alternative Name(s) Clyde Aa Defences

Canmore ID 211545

Site Number NS56NW 375

NGR NS 5010 6675

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

NS56NW 375 NS c.5510 6675

A barrage balloon mooring site has been identified from an RAF WWII oblique air photograph (No.1 CAM031, 6089, 13 October 1942) in an area to the rear of the present Fire Station, Paisley Road, Renfrew. It is not known whether any part of the mooring blocks survive today.

Information from RCAHMS (DE), March 2002


Note (21 April 2017)

A re-evaluation of the evidence provided by an RAF photograph (No. 1 CAM031, 6089), taken on 13 October 1942, has concluded that the previously identified World War Two Barrage Balloon anchoring site, should be discounted, as no such feature is visible at this location.

Information from HES, Survey and Recording (ATW, AKK) 21 April 2017.


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