MSO12714 - Cold War military communications masts at Bratton Ball (Monument)

Summary

The concrete remains of two masts for a Cold War radar station's VHF control.

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Full Description

Two areas of concrete lie in the car park close to this site at SS 9426 4739. The farmer remembers these as the the bases of two masts belonging to a Cold War military installation. See MSO12713 and MSO12638. [1] This grid reference is that given as that of the transmitter mast for the VHF control for the Rotor radar station at West Myne (MSO7673). [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1>XY Survey: RCHME. 1998. Exmoor survey. SS 94 NW 154. [Mapped feature: #45055 ]
  • <2> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. Bob Janner, phone call to Somerset HER, 23 November 2004.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 9426 4739 (point)
Map sheet SS94NW
Civil Parish MINEHEAD WITHOUT, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35928

Record last edited

Nov 25 2020 3:26PM

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