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Shandon, Shore Road, Camp 230, Stukendoff Base Camp

Prisoner Of War Camp (20th Century)

Site Name Shandon, Shore Road, Camp 230, Stukendoff Base Camp

Classification Prisoner Of War Camp (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Stukenduff

Canmore ID 272623

Site Number NS28NE 21.04

NGR NS 25822 85778

NGR Description Centred NS 25822 85778

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NS28NE 21.04 centred 25822 85778

A Base camp for prisoners-of-war 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) immediately to the E of the old A 814 road in the grounds of the now demolished Ardgare House.

A large camp of at least 60 huts, mainly of the Nissen type situated within a semi-rectangular enclosure to the S of the walled garden (NS28NE 21.03) and between the railway and the road.

The site of the camp has been destroyed by postwar housing and the construction of the modernised A 814 road.

The name Stukenduff has passed to the Riding School on the N side of the railway.

Information from RCAHMS (DE), May 2005

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