Monument record ORF 080 - Concrete bases of transmitter masts from early RADAR experiments on Orfordness, Orford parish (Mod)
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 43400 48704 (121m by 111m)|
|Civil Parish||ORFORD, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (2)
The concrete bases of RADAR transmitter masts are visible as structures on aerial photographs from 1941 onwards, centred on circa TM43404870 and circa TM43374866 near the south-eastern tip of Orfordness, Orford parish (S1). The masts were part of Sir Robert Watson-Watts early development work in Radio Direction Finding, later to be known as RADAR, and were direct precursors of the Chain Home (C.H.) system (see ORF 021). The tethering points for the mast's cables can be seen radiating out in a cross pattern from the base of the masts. (S2-5)
- <S1> SSF50005 Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF BR289 5-6 07-JAN-1942.
- <S2> SSF50005 Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/929 4372-3 16-OCT-1945.
- <S3> SXS50132 Verbal communication: Angus Wainwright. Angus Wainwright, Verbal Communication. Verbal communication, March 2003.
- <S4> SXS50131 Bibliographic reference: Gordon Kinsey. 1981. Orfordness - Secret Site, A History of the Establishment 1915-1980. Kinsey, G. (1981).
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Record last edited
Jun 28 2016 5:00PM