Tyne and Wear HER(11491): Blaydon, barrage balloon site - Details
Blaydon, barrage balloon site
Anti Aircraft Defence Site
Barrage Balloon Site
WW2 barrage balloon site immediately south of the River Tyne and south-east of Scotswood Bridge. It consisted of four concentric rings of posts with a maximum diameter of 50m. The platforms of three probably associated buildings lay just to the south-east of the mooring point. The site has been destroyed by development.
English Heritage, 2008, Hadrian's Wall National Mapping Programme (1435857); Aerial Photograph RAF 3G/TUD/UK/147 5256 15-APR-1946 and RAF/FNO/129 1093 01-SEP-1942