Record Details

NHER Number:59235
Type of record:Building
Name:CADF Housing, Former RAF Coltishall (Building 309)

Summary

This building housed the Commutated Antenna Direction Finder, which was replaced by Digital Resolution Direction Finding in the 1980s.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 2666 2235
Map Sheet:TG22SE
Parish:COLTISHALL, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

This building housed the Commutated Antenna Direction Finder, which was replaced by Digital Resolution Direction Finding in the 1980s.
A. Cattermole (HES), 17 June 2013.

According to (S1) the building is windowless with a single access point. It has a 6 inch concrete slab roof and is constructed above a slightly raised concrete raft. It is surrounded by twelve 8 inch-square reinforced concrete columns that are taller than the building and arranged in a circle. There is a similar ring of six posts above the roof. These were used to support a horizontal counterpoise aerial array but this is now missing.
Three timber poles of unknown function (Building 136) arranged in a triangle to the south of this building may have been connected with monitoring and calibration of the system.
A. Cattermole (HES), 10 September 2013.

Monument Types

  • AIRFIELD BUILDING (Cold War to Modern - 1959 AD to 2006 AD?)
  • RADAR BEACON (Cold War to Modern - 1959 AD to 2006 AD?)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Unpublished Document: Francis, P.. 2013. RAF Coltishall. A Historical Appraisal. pp 95-96.

Related records

7697Part of: RAF Coltishall (Monument)
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