Monument record 0942100000 - Poundon Hill Transmitter Station


World War II radio transmitter station.

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded


Type and Period (2)

  • TRANSMITTER SITE (Modern - 1939 AD? to 1990 AD?)
  • BROADCASTING TRANSMITTER (20th Century - 1900 AD to 1999 AD)


Former World War II radio transmitter site. After war, thought to be used as an MI6 Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) site (B1).
Possibly still in use?
From mid June 1942 the Secret Operations Executive (SOE) established a separate wireless network, with four signal stations at Grendon Underwood, Poundon, Bicester and Thame Park. The station at Poundon was codenamed 53B and also communicated with an SOE training school in Canada (STS 103) instructing American agents (B2).

Sources (5)

  • ---SBC22615 Aerial Photograph: RAF 82 Squadron. 1947. 1947 RAF vertical AP. SP63402490. Yes.
  • ---SBC22616 Aerial Photograph: JASAIR. 1988. 1988 JasAir vertical AP. SP63402560. Yes.
  • ---SBC22617 Aerial Photograph: Cambridge Committee for Aerial Photography. 1985. 1985 Cambridge University vertical AP. SP64802520. Yes.
  • <1>SBC22610 Unpublished document: Alan Turnbull. 2006. Secret Bases website.
  • <2>SBC24105 Bibliographic reference: John A Taylor. 2005. Bletchley Park's Secret Sisters: Psychological Warfare in World War II. pp64-65.


Grid reference Centred SP 63934 25227 (730m by 786m) (Estimated from sources)
Civil Parish POUNDON, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

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Record last edited

Mar 5 2012 1:29PM

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