NS4277 : Concrete block at Starfish decoy site

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

Concrete block at Starfish decoy site
Concrete block at Starfish decoy site
This square block has the rusted remains of four L-shaped brackets set into it, near the corners; these are presumably the remains of some supports.

See also NS4277 : Remains of Starfish decoy, whose subject is located just 20 metres NNE of this block.

For the associated control bunker, see NS4277 : Starfish Decoy Site - Control Bunker, Auchenreoch Muir and NS4277 : Starfish Decoy Site - Control Bunker Escape Hatch, Auchenreoch Muir.
Auchenreoch Starfish decoy
During the Second World War, so-called Starfish decoys were carefully designed to provide very convincing false targets for enemy bombers. See LinkExternal link (at Secret Scotland) for a full explanation; LinkExternal link (at the same site) for a detailed description (with many photos) of the particular site shown here; LinkExternal link for my own article on the topic; LinkExternal link for an annotated satellite view; and LinkExternal link for nearby bomb craters, testimony to the decoy's effectiveness.
Lang Craigs Woodland :: NS4377
The woodland occupies 240 hectares (590 acres) that were acquired by the Woodland Trust Scotland in 2011. It is named after the Lang Craigs, a line of cliffs making up the facade of the Kilpatrick Hills plateau. Lang Craigs Woodland is one of the 13 Commonwealth Woods, and is an SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest). New paths have been laid out (waymarkers were added in May 2015), and about 160 hectares of new native woodland planted.
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Date Taken
Friday, 29 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 3 February, 2010
Geographical Context
Defence, Military  Derelict, Disused 
Period (from Tags)
Second World War 
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World War II defences   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4213 7796 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.1165N 4:31.8620W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4213 7796
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