Tyne and Wear HER(11659): Heworth, barrage balloon - Details
Heworth, barrage balloon
Anti Aircraft Defence Site
Barrage Balloon Site
Barrage balloon site seen on aerial photographs. Two concentric rings of posts for mooring the balloons, at western end of playing fields at Tyne View Gardens. The ring of posts was approximately 23m in diameter. Three possible buildings, two are around 12m in length and are lying parallel to each other. Another much smaller building. Might have been levelled or may lie underneath shrubs and bushes.
English Heritage Hadrian's Wall WHS Mapping Project, 2008, 1409296; Aerial Photograph RAF 58/B/35 5235 16-MAY-1948