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AA Battery Tower Hill

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A World War II anti-aircraft battery was sited on Tower Hill, overlooking Gourock on the Clyde coast. Site number AS3. Part of the .

The battery was equipped with four emplacements near the the summit of the hill, with an accommodation camp immediately to the south.

The battery has been razed and there are no surviving remains on the site.

Personal examination of a 1942 aerial photograph held by RCAHMS showed the there were 4 emplacements apparently of type L and a command Post of type 1. There was also a GL Mat radar sytem to the northwest of the battery. The Accomodation camp comprised at least 23 huts.

The radar system at Tower Hill was probably shared with the nearby, (less than half a mile away) Larkfield site which never had one.

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