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North Queensferry, Welldean Cottages

Barrage Balloon Site (Second World War)

Site Name North Queensferry, Welldean Cottages

Classification Barrage Balloon Site (Second World War)

Canmore ID 227359

Site Number NT18SW 213.12

NGR NT 1249 8115

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Fife
  • Parish Inverkeithing
  • Former Region Fife
  • Former District Dunfermline
  • Former County Fife

Archaeology Notes

NT18SW 213.12 1249 8115

A barrage balloon mooring site is visible on post-war RAF vertical air photographs (106G/UK 1326, 5013-14, flown 28 March 1946) in a field to the SE of Welldean Cottages. The mooring position is only visible as a cropmark.

The site was one of several barrage balloon sites situated around Rosyth Dockyard to assist in the air defences.

Information from RCAHMS (DE), November 2002


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