AA Battery Dykebar Hill
A World War II anti-aircraft battery was sited to the south east of Paisley. Site number GSG5 (early), S5 (later). Part of the Clyde AA Defences, the site was known as Dykebar Hill or Dykebarhill.
The battery was equipped with four emplacements, armed with 3.7-inch guns, and an accommodation camp to the southeast, next to the A726 road. There may also have been two further emplacements of a different design located on the site.
The only reported remains of this battery lie to the south of Glenapp Avenue, behind modern housing, and included part of the perimeter fence, and five mounds covering the emplacements and command post. An archaeological survey of the site was carried out during 2004, in advance of further housing development in the area, and recorded the existence of a bunker, presumably the command post, together with other brick walls and floors.
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