Barochan Hill Battery
Barochan Hill battery is a unspecified World War II defence installation which lay to the south of Bishopton, Renfrew. The relatively close proximity of the Royal Ordnance Factory ROF Bishopton nearby, to the northwest, suggests the site may have been related to the factory's defence.
The site was recorded in 1994, when a number of features were detailed in the area including a large brick built building, and three circular platforms, all suffering erosion and damage from livestock. Later reviews of aerial imagery dating from 2000 onwards appear to show that the recorded features are no longer visible. The building was measured approximately 20 metres by 6 metres, with two rooms, and thought to be crew accommodation. The platforms were between 7 and 9 metres across, and suggestions of their use as emplacements, or more likely searchlight platfoms were made. Local accounts were reported of a light anti-aircraft (LAA) battery equipped with Bofors guns on the site.
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