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Shandon, Shore Road, Blairvadach, Camp 582, German Working Camp

Prisoner Of War Camp (20th Century)

Site Name Shandon, Shore Road, Blairvadach, Camp 582, German Working Camp

Classification Prisoner Of War Camp (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Blairvadoch

Canmore ID 272621

Site Number NS28NE 6.05

NGR NS 2617 8517

NGR Description Centred NS 2617 8517

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Rhu
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Dumbarton
  • Former County Dunbartonshire

Archaeology Notes

NS28NE 6.05 centred 2617 8517

A German Working prisoner-of-war camp noted in R J C Thomas, Project Report (Twentieth Century Military Recording Project, Prisoner-of-War Camps [1939-1948]), National Monuments Records Centre, English Heritage, July 2003 has been identified from a vertical air photographs (106G/Scot/UK 85, 4147-4149, flown 10 May 1946), on the southwestern edge of the former grounds of Blairvadach House.

The camp consists of at least 40 mainly Nissen type huts set in rows close to the shoreline. All the huts were located to the N of the old A814 road.

Most of the remains of the camp have been removed by the construction of the new straightened A814 road and the Blairvadach Sailing and Outdoor Centre.

Information from RCAHMS (DE), May 2005

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