Monument record 0850400000 - Springfield, Broad Lane, Beaconsfield

Summary

Possible Second World War wireless telegraphy station and radar installation, visible on aerial photographs at Springfield, Broad Lane

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Map

Type and Period (2)

  • (Former Type) RADIO TELEGRAPHY STATION? (20th Century - 1900 AD to 1999 AD)
  • (Former Type) RADAR STATION? (20th Century - 1900 AD to 1999 AD)

Description

Remains of a possible WWW2 wireless telegraphy station and associated remains visible as structures and parchmarks on 1943 and 1947 RAF vertical APs. Remains comprise 3 buildings within a walled compound, with an external rectangular layout of concrete roads and turning circles with an access road from Broad Lane. Possible mast bases also visible and a gun-laying mat (an octagonal timber and wire framework with central radar receiver) to the north. A large number of rectangular structures in the immediate vicinity may have been associated buildings or hayricks. See report for detail and AP plot (B1).
Access road, walled compound and internal buildings still shown on 1978 1:10,000 OS map. NGR to walled compound.

Sources (1)

  • <1>SBC22294 Unpublished document: Archaeologica Ltd. 2004. Archaeological Desk-Top Assessment for Springfield Quarry Extension, Beaconsfield. AP report pp7-9 (no.8-10) & fig 2.

Location

Grid reference SU 9270 8920 (point) (Exact)
Civil Parish BEACONSFIELD, South Bucks, Buckinghamshire

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Record last edited

Mar 27 2007 1:11PM

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