TQ4500 : Site of RNAS Newhaven

near to Rookery Hill, East Sussex, Great Britain

Site of RNAS Newhaven
Site of RNAS Newhaven
In 1917 the Royal Navy built a seaplane base here to protect the nearby port. Built initially with wooden hangars they were replaced in 1918 by metal hangars of which only the concrete hardstanding and the metal and the twin rails used to open the front doors remain. The base closed in 1919 and was briefly a concrete factory making piles for the nearby East Pier until that too closed. The metal hangars were moved to Wimbledon in 1923 where they still remain. The embankment has been added later as it splits the hardstanding in two. In the distance on the left is Castle Hill whilst to the right is the town of Newhaven.
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2012
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Date Taken
Sunday, 26 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 31 August, 2012
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Military installation (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4557 0023 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:47.0027N 0:3.8164E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4563 0023
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