Record Details

NHER Number:23141
Type of record:Building
Name:World War Two radio station

Summary

A World War Two octagonal building that has been identified as a direction-finding post for locating distress calls from aircraft.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 069 388
Map Sheet:TG03NE
Parish:LETHERINGSETT WITH GLANDFORD, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

On track to sewage works (grid reference may not be entirely accurate).
Octagonal building with octagonal roof forming a truncated cone with platform on top. Diamond shaped windows of armoured glass, strong double doors. Walls of wooden panels, formerly filled with sand. Stated locally to be pillbox or Royal Observer Corps post, but probably neither; possibly a beacon for Langham airfield?
Information from [1].
E. Rose (NAU), 3 December 1986.

Identified as VHFDF post for locating distress calls from aircraft; one of several in Norfolk.
Information from Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum.
E. Rose (NAU), 30 January 1987.

Original report and sketch in file.
E. Rose (NLA).

Monument Types

  • RADAR BEACON (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • RADIO STATION (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Correspondence: Fairhead, H.. 1986. Letters.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.

Related records - none

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