NS3976 : Structure associated with WWII gun emplacements

taken 8 years ago, near to Renton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Structure associated with WWII gun emplacements
Structure associated with WWII gun emplacements
Unlike the other remains in this area, this one (at about NS 39908 76966) contains large fragments of a thick concrete slab, which perhaps formed the roof. On the NW side, part of an original brick wall is also visible; that section of wall is shown here, with the pieces of the roof slab lying on top of it.

The walls of the huts were not made of brick, nor did they have concrete roofs, so this is not one of the hut bases, although it is part of the accommodation camp to which the huts belonged. In fact, this brick structure is identifiable on a black-and-white aerial photograph ("1944-1950") that is reproduced on Canmore (see the end-note for the link); in that photograph, there is a cluster of four huts at the upper part of the right-hand end of the arc of buildings that make up the accommodation camp (in other words, that group of four huts is the one nearest to the gun emplacements); just below that group in the photograph, a much smaller building with upright walls can be seen. It is that building whose ruins are shown in my photograph.

When I examined the ruin, I also saw a small pit, located about 3 metres to the NE.

The section of fence shown in NS3976 : Fence at Kilmalid lies just a few metres beyond the ruins; that item also describes the context of these ruins.
WWII remains at Kilmalid :: NS4077
The structures at Kilmalid are associated with a Second World War Anti-Aircraft Battery; see LinkExternal link for Canmore's description of the site; that article includes aerial photographs of the gun emplacements, taken before they were cleared away during the construction of a roundabout. Remains (mostly hut bases) of the associated accommodation camp extended in an arc from about NS 3991 7694 to about NS 4405 7705, but they were later cleared to make way for a manufacturing plant (opened in 2012); see LinkExternal link for a map of the WWII remains that were visible when I visited.
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Date Taken
Monday, 18 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 27 January, 2010
Geographical Context
Defence, Military  Derelict, Disused 
Period (from Tags)
Second World War 
Place (from Tags)
Gun emplacement   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3991 7697 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.5392N 4:33.9585W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3990 7698
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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