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CHAIN HOME LOW STATION CHL41A

ALTERNATIVE NAME:  CHAIN HOME EXTRA LOW STATION K157
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The site of a Royal Air Force Chain Home Low radar station at Bamburgh established by 1940. It provided early warning of low-flying enemy aircraft approaching the north of England. Chain Home Low sites typically comprised two gantries carrying the transmitter and receiver aerial arrays, a transmitter and receiver hut, a standby set house for the reserve power, and a general purposes hut. Defence measures installed at radar stations included Light Anti-Aircraft gun emplacements, pillboxes, road blocks and air raid shelters. The site was upgraded in 1942 and fitted with centimetric radar to become a Chain Home Extra Low station, called site K157. Aerial photography from 1957 shows that the station had been removed and the site given over to agricultural use.

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