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HER Number:MDV72372
Name:Branscombe, Radar Towers


Site of radar towers for No 13. Branscombe Radar Station.


Grid Reference:SY 168 901
Map Sheet:SY19SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBranscombe
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBRANSCOMBE

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, Acoustics and radar, 161 (Report - non-specific). SDV325097.

Location of Radar Towers for No.13 Branscombe Radar Station, reference date of 18 April 1941.

Passmore, M. + Passmore, A., 2011, Royal Air Force Air Defence Radar Station Branscombe, 2-4 (Leaflet). SDV347307.

The technical site was south of the road on what is now Kingsdown Farm and the Oakdown Caravan Park. Six buildings have survived, some with internal fitments, and although they have been put to new uses their general condition is such that they provide a clear insight into their one time function. Other details: Photographs.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325097Report - non-specific: Dobinson, C. S.. 2000. Acoustics and radar. Twentieth Century Fortifications in England. VII. A4 Stapled + Digital. 161.
SDV347307Leaflet: Passmore, M. + Passmore, A.. 2011. Royal Air Force Air Defence Radar Station Branscombe. A Brief Introduction to Twentieth Century Military and Civil Defence Archae. 34. A4 Folded + digital. 2-4.

Associated Monuments

MDV55081Part of: Branscombe Radar Station (Monument)
MDV80115Related to: Generator House, RAF Branscombe Radar Station (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 9 2011 9:59AM