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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

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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


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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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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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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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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.
 

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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

:mrgreen:Perhaps he was going to ask you for a ciggie.
 

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I've had the landowner and his mates, dogs etc in three large 4x4's on one occasion. They couldn't spot me and gave up despite the fact that I was moving about in the tree line with my headtorch LED still on (I'd forgotten about it lol). I know an englishman's home is his castle and all that but jeez, talk about overkill.

Nice find Rich, there's a few of these near me which I've been meaning to get a look at some time. Seeing this report encourages me that there may be something worth a look. Thanks for posting mate. :)
 

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The site board is on the actual coast path outside of the site and looks fairly new to me

that would explain it I came down from the railway line above - I was out with my long suffering wife who was pushing the pushchair with our 3 month old daughter init at the time - I think there are some more nissen bases further up near the old railway too although they could be railway related
 
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that would explain it I came down from the railway line above - I was out with my long suffering wife who was pushing the pushchair with our 3 month old daughter init at the time - I think there are some more nissen bases further up near the old railway too although they could be railway related

Yea we came in from the railway end as well the nissen bases are almost buried now.First two pics are from that end but nothing really shows up.
 

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So if it''s protected why is the farmer hetting all bitter and twisted, not as if your sealing his sheep.

Theres a sign saying keep to the left of the field but thats at the bottom and we came in from the top Not that I would have "noticed" it either way :) He seems to think only sheep are allowed in the buildings
 

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Bet that was an interesting posting in the middle of winter! great report thanks for sharing.

Rather nice I would think. Lots of toasty warm radar equipment to ward of the wind chill. Better than freezing your nuts off in the section posts not too far away.:)
 

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