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Blantyre Muir, Starfish

Decoy Site (20th Century)

Site Name Blantyre Muir, Starfish

Classification Decoy Site (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Clyde Aa Defences; Parknewk; Lodgehill

Canmore ID 229133

Site Number NS65SE 23

NGR NS 669 528

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council South Lanarkshire
  • Parish Blantyre (Hamilton)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Hamilton
  • Former County Lanarkshire

Archaeology Notes

NS65SE 23.00 669 528

The remains of a WWII Starfish decoy site (SF 13f) are visible on RAF air photographs (106G/UK 1028: 3155 and 3156) taken on 25 November 1945. The control bunker (NS65SE 23.01) is situated 700m to the NW. Air photographs taken in 1988 show that the decoy site has been destroyed by opencast mining (ASS 51388: 039, 040).

Information from RCAHMS (KM) 4 December 2002.


Field Visit (1 January 2010 - 1 September 2010)

Cultural Heritage assessment for the proposed Blantyre Muir wind farm extension. The Cultural Heritage assessment identified all historic environment features within the development area (through desk-based assessment and field survey.

Information from OASIS ID: cfaarcha1-179400 (Mhairi Hastie) 2010.

Desk Based Assessment

This chapter considers the likely effects on cultural heritage interests of the construction and operation of the proposed wind farm. The assessment has been undertaken by CFA Archaeology Ltd. Thirty-three sites of cultural heritage interest have been identified by the assessment within the proposed development site, using a range of desk-based sources, consultations and a field study. The identified sites were all considered to be of local or lesser importance and no significant effects are predicted on any of the sites.

Twelve sites in the wider landscape are predicted to receive potentially adverse indirect visual effects on their settings from the proposed wind farm. None of these effects are considered to be significant. Sixty-eight other sites in the wider landscape are predicted to receive indirect visual effects on their setings that are considered to be neutral and not significant.

Funder: West Coast Energy

CFA Archaeology


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