SH2637 : North Wales WWII defences: RAF Nefyn - Chain Home Radar Station - antenna halyard balance weight (13)

taken 2 months ago, near to Llandudwen, Gwynedd, Great Britain

North Wales WWII defences: RAF Nefyn - Chain Home Radar Station - antenna halyard balance weight (13)
North Wales WWII defences: RAF Nefyn - Chain Home Radar Station - antenna halyard balance weight (13)
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Chain Home Station: DoB ID: e11356

Adjacent to the public FP and now almost totally obscured, is an unusual relic of the former radar site in the shape of a large rectangular concrete block with metal castings embedded in it. It is a former antenna halyard balance weight that typically may have been an anchored counter-balance for one of the aerial curtains suspended between two masts. It had previously found a use post-war as a gate post supporting a five-bar gate. It is likely that the concreted pathway seen here from the road to the south was laid during the war to facilitate vehicular access to parts of the site.

SH2637 : North Wales WWII defences: RAF Nefyn - Chain Home Radar Station - antenna halyard balance weight (14)
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 25 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 11 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Air transport  Construction, Development  Defence, Military  Flat landscapes 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 2667 3753 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:54.4302N 4:34.7305W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SH 2667 3752
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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