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Chain Home Low Radar Station, Margam
Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 02995w Trust : Glamorgan Gwent Community : Margam Unitary authority : Neath Port Talbot NGR : SS793871 Site Type (preferred type first) : Modern Radar station Status : Scheduled Monument
Summary : World War II radar station, part of the 'Home Chain Low', designed to guard against enemy surface craft and submarines in the British Channel. Site consists of 3 squarish concrete buildings with flat roofs, set on the high scarp of the Margam ridge.
Description : World War II radar station, part of the 'Home Chain Low', designed to guard against enemy surface craft and submarines in the British Channel. Site consists of 3 squarish concrete buildings with flat roofs, set on the high scarp of the Margam ridge. Probably 1941-3.
The largest building, to the N of the site, was the operations room with its radar mounted on a metal gantry above the roof. The remains of the gantry survived at July 2003.
For further information see the Subterranea Britannica web-site.
Royal Observer Corps Association ,
Subterranea Britannica , An on-line Survey of the U.K.'s R.O.C. & U.K.W.M.O. Monitoring Posts
02/PM List/Locock M/1995/Proposed New Site Notification Form
01/PM List/Cadw/SAM Lists