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Ardrossan, Dalry Road

Road Block (20th Century)

Site Name Ardrossan, Dalry Road

Classification Road Block (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Eglinton Road

Canmore ID 282166

Site Number NS24SW 231

NGR NS 2321 4307

NGR Description c.NS 2321 4307

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council North Ayrshire
  • Parish Ardrossan
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Cunninghame
  • Former County Ayrshire

Archaeology Notes

NS24SW 231 c.2321 4307

See also NS24SW 232

On the W side of Dalry Road about 50m N of the junction with Eglinton Road are a group of rectangular holes designed to take vertical girders as part of a road block. Seven are on the W side of the road and the eighth is on the E side.

Vertical girders were inserted into the holes, which originally extended across the road to form an anti-tank barrier in the event of an invasion.

No mention is made of these defences in Redfern (Redfern 1998), though the stretches of beach obstructions are noted.

Information from RCAHMS (DE), Mr P Taylor, MS879/, April 2002

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