Tyne and Wear HER(11680): Dunston, Dunston Road, barrage balloon site - Details
Dunston, Dunston Road, barrage balloon site
Anti Aircraft Defence Site
Barrage Balloon Site
Seen on air photographs. Formed by concentric circles of posts used for mooring balloons. Approximately 22m in diameter. Associated buildings - two buildings 18m to the east, and another 24m to the west-south-west. Two vertical war-time photographs show a balloon drifting near the mooring site; one military oblique photograph shows a balloon on the ground moored on the site. Now destroyed by development.
English Heritage Hadrian's Wall WHS Mapping Project, 2008, 1432159; Aerial Photograph RAF FNO/129 1088-1089 01-SEP-1942, NMR NZ 22 62/3 (MSO 31371/O-16746) 23-AUG-1943