CHAIN HOME TRANSMITTER TOWER AT TF 2568 8255, FORMER RAF STENIGOT

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1259301
Date first listed:
22-Jan-1997
Statutory Address:
CHAIN HOME TRANSMITTER TOWER AT TF 2568 8255, FORMER RAF STENIGOT

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHAIN HOME TRANSMITTER TOWER AT TF 2568 8255, FORMER RAF STENIGOT

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Lincolnshire
District:
East Lindsey (District Authority)
Parish:
Donington on Bain
National Grid Reference:
TF 25680 82550

Details

TF25SE DONINGTON ON BAIN Chain Home Transmitter Tower at TF 2568 8255, former RAF Stenigot 1844- /3/10002 GV II

Chain Home Transmitter Tower. Built 1938. Galvanised steel transmitter tower, 350ft high, with platform flooring and ladders of timber construction. The topmost section is stored in the transmitter block (qv). This is the most complete mast to have survived on any of the Chain Home radar stations. Stenigot was one of 20 sites along the east coast of Britain which had been chosen as "Advanced" stations by September 1937. The transmitter and receiver blocks (qqv) and towers had been completed by 1939. Stenigot was chosen because it occupies the highest ground in eastern England between Kent and Yorkshire. Although the Chain Home system does not represent a "world-first" in the use of radar generally, it represents the first application of radar to air defence. Its rapid deployment prior to 1940 was a principal factor in ensuring that Britain had an adequate level of warning cover against air attack - thus underpinning victory in the crucial Battle of Britain.





Listing NGR: TF2568082550

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
463018
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 14 Jul 2000
Reference: IOE01/00281/21
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