Monument record ORF 082 - Concrete bases of receiver masts from early RADAR experiments on Orfordness, Orford parish

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Summary

Concrete bases of receiver masts from early RADAR experiments on Orfordness, Orford parish

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 43310 48628 (82m by 86m)
Map sheet TM44NW
Civil Parish ORFORD, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (2)

Full Description

The concrete bases of four RADAR receiver masts are visible as structures on aerial photographs from 1941 onwards, centred on circa TM43274864, TM43294866, TM43324859 and TM43344861, on 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). (S2-5)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF BR289 5-6 07-JAN-1942.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/929 4372-3 16-OCT-1945.
  • <S3> Verbal communication: Angus Wainwright. Angus Wainwright, Verbal Communication. Verbal communication, March 2003.
  • <S4> 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

Dec 20 2012 10:23AM

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