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Edinburgh, Craigentinny Golf Course, Z Battery

Anti Aircraft Battery (20th Century)

Site Name Edinburgh, Craigentinny Golf Course, Z Battery

Classification Anti Aircraft Battery (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Ez1

Canmore ID 238958

Site Number NT27SE 5110

NGR NT 29036 74828

NGR Description Centred NT 29036 74828

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian

Archaeology Notes

NT27SE 5110 centred 29036 74828

The remains of a 'Z' battery of c.60 unrotating fixed projectile rocket launchers (UP2 mounts) has been identified from post-war vertical aerial photographs (106G/Scot/UK 118, 6042-6044, flown 12 June 1946), situated at the S end of Craigentinney Golf Course about 300m S of the heavy anti-aircraft battery (NT27NE 160 ).

The Z battery is just visible as rows of soil marks interspersed by NW - SE paths. In addition, a cable trench is also visible crossing the area from E to W. A row of huts around the S perimeter fence of the golf course, probably for the accommodation of crew, forms a separate group to that of the anti-aircraft battery to the N.

Issued number EZ1 by the War Office, the Public Record Office documents (WO 166/11169) from 1943 show that this battery was supplied with 61 U2P type launcher units, a GL Mk II type radar set and was manned by the Home Guard. The radar set may have been the same as that supplied to the anti-aircraft battery (NT c.2882 7507).

Information from RCAHMS (DE), February 2003

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