TQ9722 : Chain Home radar station, Rye

taken 35 years ago, 4 km from Brookland, Kent, Great Britain

Chain Home radar station, Rye
Chain Home radar station, Rye
Derelict in 1983. This is a "buried reserve": an underground bunker that would be used either to transmit or receive should the main, above ground, equipment be damaged by enemy action. In the foreground are air vents and, at right, a sliding concrete hatch. Beyond is a concrete base for a tower that would only be erected when the buried reserve was brought into use. For more information on Chain Home radar see LinkExternal link

Also shown, the modern 400 KV supergrid carrying power from Dungeness to Ninfield. It was expected to carry 2350 MW during the 2006 winter peak.

The house in distance left is probably Knatchbull Cottages on the A259.
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TQ9722, 11 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 15 May, 1983   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 7 January, 2007
Category
Radar station   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 970 228 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:58.3032N 0:48.2903E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 971 228
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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