Source/Archive record SEM8021 - North Hill, Minehead: Results of historic building recording

Type Report
Title North Hill, Minehead: Results of historic building recording
Author/Originator
Date/Year 2013
AC Archaeology report ACD711/1/1
Digital Object Identifier 10.5284/1027081

Abstract/Summary

An historic building record of a Second World War Radar Station on North Hill, Minehead, Somerset (SS 95391 47712) was prepared by AC Archaeology in July 2013. The survey was commissioned by the Exmoor National Park Authority who are carrying out conservation works and repairs to the surviving building, the transmitter/receiver block. The station housed an army Coast Defence or Chain Home Low radar. Its operational history is sparse but it was probably constructed in 1942 and may have been decommissioned in 1944, having been transferred for a period to the Royal Air Force. The building was constructed of mass concrete to a standard design. Surviving fittings include the doors, window shutters and some of the internal electrics. Limited evidence for the location of equipment was recorded; however, by comparison with other sites, a conjectural layout has been put forward.

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Referenced Monuments (1)

  • World War Two Chain Home Low Radar Station M116, Tx\Rx building at North Hill (Building)

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Record last edited

May 10 2022 9:56AM