Tyne and Wear HER(11772): Hebburn, barrage balloon site - Details
Hebburn, barrage balloon site
Anti Aircraft Defence Site
Barrage Balloon Site
Barrage balloon sites mapped from air photographs of 1946. A line of three mooring circles were noted, defined by concentric rings of mooring posts, each 25m in diameter. A British Pathe newsreel (http://www.britishpathe.com/video/waaf-barrage-balloon-school) shows the mooring posts as concrete blocks set flush into the ground and with metal attachment rings in their tops.
English Heritage Hadrian's Wall WHS Mapping Project, 2008, 1405625; Aerial Photograph RAF 3G/TUD/UK/125 5103 04-APR-1946; Archaeological Services Durham University, 2013, School Street, Hebburn, South Tyneside, Archaeological Assessment