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Ardrossan, Glasgow Street

Road Block (20th Century)

Site Name Ardrossan, Glasgow Street

Classification Road Block (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Eglinton Road

Canmore ID 282167

Site Number NS24SW 232

NGR NS 2339 4288

NGR Description c.NS 2339 4288

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

NS24SW 232 c.2339 4288

See also NS24SW 231

On the W side of Dalry Road at the NE end of Glasgow Street at its junction with Eglinton Road are a group of rectangular holes designed to take vertical girders as part of a road block. Eight are on the E side of the road with none visible on the W 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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