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Kinley Hill Chain Home Low (CHL) Radar Station (Hawthorn)

This site appears on aerial photographs of the 1940's (1) as a collection of small buildings or huts just to the north of Kinley tower. The site is listed as a former Second World War RAF Station on Wikipedia. Pictorial evidence from 2009 (2) shows how the site appears on the ground with a series of brick-built structures in various states of disrepair, concrete and brick foundation platforms and areas of collapsed corrugated iron sheeting, timbers and barbed wire.

Reference number:D50014
Historical period: Second World War (1939 to 1945)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Hawthorn

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