Record Details

NHER Number:36534
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cold War antenna tower


An antenna tower dating from the 1950s, during the Cold War. The tower has been identified by English Heritage as a monument of national importance.


  • The Cold War antenna at North Pickenham  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TF 8440 0761
Map Sheet:TF80NW

Full description

Cold War MPP assessment identifies this as a site of national importance, and to be listed or scheduled.
See file for details, and report on CD ROM.
D. Gurney (NLA), 27 December 2001.

Constructed in 1950s as part of Operation Backbone - a line-of-sight microwave transmission system to provide back-up for the main telephone network in the event of nuclear attack. Originally fitted with a number of horn antennae.
K. Hamilton (HES), 4 March 2014

Monument Types

  • ANTENNA ARRAY (Cold War - 1945 AD to 1992 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Publication: English Heritage. 2001. Cold War Monuments: an Assessment by MPP.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.

Related records - none

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