SO4325 : Summit of Garway Hill

taken 12 years ago, near to White Rocks, Herefordshire, Great Britain

Summit of Garway Hill
Summit of Garway Hill
In June 1941, three RAF men spent three weeks assessing whether Garway Hill was a suitable site for a radio transmitter, shortly after a brick structure with an octagonal wooden tower was constructed on top. The structure was 25 feet high with a conical roof through which an aerial/transmitter protruded. Eight wooden stanchions reaching down over the wall supported the tower, each stanchion was anchored in concrete, these can still be seen today. The brick wall is 7 feet high and 14 inches thick.
Nearby was an accommodation block and also an engine house supplying electrical power to the transmitter. The wooden tower was demolished and removed in 1948; however, the accommodation block remained until the 1970s. Information from ‘Garway Hill through the Ages’ by Joan and Brian Thomas, Logaston Press.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 31 December, 2005   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 6 January, 2006
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 436 250 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:55.2720N 2:49.2204W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 436 250
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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