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Inverkeithing, Spencerfield

Barrage Balloon Site (Second World War)

Site Name Inverkeithing, Spencerfield

Classification Barrage Balloon Site (Second World War)

Alternative Name(s) Letham Hill Wood

Canmore ID 227447

Site Number NT18SW 213.13

NGR NT 1431 8306

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 213.13 1431 8306

A barrage balloon mooring site is visible on post-war RAF vertical air photographs (106G/UK 1326, 5135, flown 28 March 1946) in a field about 200m to the SE of Spencerfield farmsteading.

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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