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HER Number:MDV72101
Name:West Prawle, Rotor Technical Site

Summary

Location of Technical site for Cold War Rotor Station at West Prawle.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 771 374
Map Sheet:SX73NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishEast Portlemouth
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCHIVELSTONE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RADAR STATION (XX - 1901 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

Dobinson, C. S., 2000, Twentieth Century Fortifications in England Vol. XI.1 & XI.2: The Cold War, 153 (Report - non-specific). SDV324255.

Location of Technical site for Cold War Rotor (Chain Home West) Station at West Prawle. The existing WWII site was refurbished in the 1950's with more sophisticated radar. Reference 23 Dec 1953.


Passmore, M. + Passmore, A., 2011, Royal Air Force Air-Defence Radar Station West Prawle, 3 (Leaflet). SDV347322.

RAF West Prawle was refurbished for a role during the Cold War, and a separate Gee (navigational aids) station was established alongside the chain home station and shared its domestic facilities. Little remains of the chain home station which closed in 1956, and nothing of the Gee station which ceased operations in the following year.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV324255Report - non-specific: Dobinson, C. S.. 2000. Twentieth Century Fortifications in England Vol. XI.1 & XI.2: The Cold War. Twentieth Century Fortifications in England. XI.1 & XI.2. A4 Bound + Digital. 153.
SDV347322Leaflet: Passmore, M. + Passmore, A.. 2011. Royal Air Force Air-Defence Radar Station West Prawle. A Brief Introduction to Twentieth Century Military and Civil Defence Archae. 40. A4 Folded + digital. 3.

Associated Monuments

MDV50868Part of: West Prawle Radar Station (Monument)
MDV72102Related to: RAF West Prawle Domestic Site (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 13 2011 9:19AM