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    Default Ravenscar Chain Home Low Radar Station Pic Heavy


    The site of a Coastal Defence/Chain Home Low (CD/CHL) radar station at Ravenscar. It was built by the British Army to monitor shipping and aircraft during the Second World War. CD/CHL sites opened from 1941 and comprised a brick or concrete operations block with an aerial gantry mounted on the roof and a separate standby set house for the reserve power. The site was upgraded by the Royal Air Force in 1942 and fitted with a centimetric radar to become a Chain Home Extra Low station, called site K47

    E25204 (79) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr

    Nothing much left of the domestic and administrative buildings just almost buried footings now


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    Some remains in the next field which I'm not to sure about


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    Some sort of hut on the radar side of the site again i'm not sure what its function was


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    On to the main remaining buildings


    E25204 (9) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr

    The Nissen hut where the original radar was mounted then later moved to another of the buildings although the info doesnt state which one


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    The engine house and a smaller building marked as a store


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    Inside the "store" ??


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    The other larger building which I would say was where the radar was moved to or the building may be a later addition at the time of the upgrade


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    Thanks for looking

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    nice one - I visited this a few years ago before I had any idea about CHL radar at the time either the site board wasn't there or I missed it - I do remember the frankly astounding amount of sheep poo in the remaining buildings though :|

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    Gonna say the sheep seem at home here. Nice work there.
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    The site board is on the actual coast path outside of the site and looks fairly new to me but as for the sheep shite theres certainly plenty of that in there.I dont think the farmer likes people on the actual site though

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    Quote Originally Posted by skeleton key View Post
    Thanks Rich cracking stuff
    I had no idea there was so much still there :)
    Must admit it surprised me how much was left as well

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    I love the idea that they think THAT is looked after. What a JOKE!

    As for the farmer, he's destroying heritage, sod him LOL. I grew up in Staintondale (next village) and my sister is getting married at the raven Hall this year.

    You could have seen the train tunnel, brickworks and the other thing (forgot what) too. All really close to there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadBatz View Post
    I love the idea that they think THAT is looked after. What a JOKE!

    As for the farmer, he's destroying heritage, sod him LOL. I grew up in Staintondale (next village) and my sister is getting married at the raven Hall this year.

    You could have seen the train tunnel, brickworks and the other thing (forgot what) too. All really close to there!
    Got to agree about that farmer. He came storming down the field with a mate and a dog in a 4 x 4 like something out of the sweeney just after I got to right side of the wall :) They were running around looking in the buildings while I leant on the wall having a smoke

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    A nice little variation on sheep sheds going on there. The generator room is particularly nice to look at. Thanks for the photos.
    Nettles, bloody nettles, cow muck and thorns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichCooper View Post
    Got to agree about that farmer. He came storming down the field with a mate and a dog in a 4 x 4 like something out of the sweeney just after I got to right side of the wall :) They were running around looking in the buildings while I leant on the wall having a smoke
    Perhaps he was going to ask you for a ciggie.
    Nettles, bloody nettles, cow muck and thorns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sennelager66 View Post
    Perhaps he was going to ask you for a ciggie.
    I gave him my best smile but didnt get a response He probably suffers with PMT :)

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