SM7327 : Steel gateposts near the summit of Carn Llidi

taken 8 years ago, near to Treleddyd-Fawr, Pembrokeshire/Sir Benfro, Great Britain

Steel gateposts near the summit of Carn Llidi
Steel gateposts near the summit of Carn Llidi
These two rusting steel posts and the concrete roadway between them are the remains of a wartime defence establishment near the summit of Carn Llidi.

The summit of Carn Llidi is 181 metres (594 ft) above sea level with commanding views east over Pembrokshire. The view to the west spans 180 degrees of the Irish sea and western approaches making Carn Llidi a natural location for defensive surveillance during both world wars.

During WWI a hydrophone station was built near the summit to detect enemy submarines in the western approaches. The same site was re-used throughout WWII, first as a radio station and observation point, then later as a radar station. The concrete and brick foundations of these defence sites remain and the concrete footpaths aid access to the summit.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 26 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 11 October, 2009
Category
Hilltop   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SM 736 279 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:54.2331N 5:17.5362W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SM 735 278
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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