First World War Wireless Stations in England

Author(s): Jane Phimester

First World War Wireless Stations have been little studied from an archaeological or historical perspective and most research had been technological in nature. This report broadens our knowledge of this subject through research using archives, aerial photographs of sites and synthesising secondary sources. • The project identified 215 sites, a number of which are new to the record • The largest category of sites were coastal and intercept sites, they are the main focus of the research • The research provided spatial locations for the sites and where possible the survival of remains • Surviving remains were recorded in the Council for British Archaeology's First World War Home Front project database • The report outlines further possible research including potential fieldwork Oxford Archaeology South were commissioned to carry out the project by English Heritage - now Historic England. Where references to English Heritage work are made these are now the functions of Historic England.

Report Number:
Defence First World War


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