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Erskine, Rashielee

Barrage Balloon Site (Second World War)

Site Name Erskine, Rashielee

Classification Barrage Balloon Site (Second World War)

Alternative Name(s) Clyde Aa Defences; Rashielee Quarries

Canmore ID 270697

Site Number NS47SE 237

NGR NS 4656 7072

NGR Description NS c. 4656 7072

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Renfrewshire
  • Parish Erskine
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Renfrew
  • Former County Renfrewshire

Archaeology Notes

NS47SE 237 c. 4656 7072

A barrage balloon mooring site has been identified from World War II RAF oblique air photograph (No.1 CAM oblique, x889, flown 21 October 1941), in an area annotated 'Rashielee' on the OS 1:10000 scale map (1974).

Information from RCAHMS (DE), February 2005.


Field Visit (28 March 2017)

Nothing is now visible in a neatly managed strip of trees and grassland, situated between Rashielee Avenue and a housing estate, of a World War Two Barrage Balloon anchoring site, which is shown on an RAF photograph (No. 1 CAM oblique, x889) taken on 21 October 1941. The site was one of an extensive network that protected the population and industry of central Glasgow and the Clyde from low flying enemy bombers.

Visited by HES, Survey and Recording (ATW, AKK) 28 March 2017.


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