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Chain Home Station 10m

Hob Uid: 1476596
Location :
Isle of Wight
Ventnor
Grid Ref : SZ5440077400
Summary : The site of a Second World War Buried Reserve for the Chain Home radar station at Ventnor, established by 1940. The Buried Reserve was an underground bunker built as an operations room and equipped with replacement receiver and transmission equipment in event of the main set being damaged by enemy action. Aerial photography from 1969 shows that the reserve has been removed and the site restored to agricultural use.
More information : A Buried Reserve at Paradise (SZ 544 774) for the Chain Home radar station at Ventnor (CH10). It was established by 20-SEP-1940. The Buried Reserve was an underground bunker built as an operations room and equipped with replacement receiver and transmission equipment in event of the main set being damaged by enemy action. (1)

The site of a Buried Reserve at Paradise (SZ 544 774). Aerial photography from 1969 shows that the equipment has been removed and the site restored to agricultural use. (2)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Twentieth century fortifications in England, volume 7. Acoustics and radar: England's early warning systems 1915-1945
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Page(s) : 64,160
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Source Number : 2
Source : Twentieth century military recording project: World War Two radar stations
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Page(s) : 65
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Second World War
Display Date : Established by 1940
Monument End Date : 1945
Monument Start Date : 1939
Monument Type : Radar Station, Chain Home Station, Underground Structure
Evidence : Documentary Evidence

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SZ 57 NW 112
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1476603
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1306901
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, LANDSCAPES OF WAR RECORDING PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 2008-01-01
End Date : 2009-12-31