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Latitude: 51.2927 / 51°17'33"N
Longitude: 0.9792 / 0°58'45"E
OS Eastings: 607810
OS Northings: 159059
OS Grid: TR078590
Mapcode National: GBR SWF.VRW
Mapcode Global: VHKJX.XRHW
Entry Name: Dunkirk Radar Tower
Listing Date: 12 September 2002
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1031910
English Heritage Legacy ID: 489803
Location: Dunkirk, Swale, Kent, ME13
Civil Parish: Dunkirk
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
1607/0/10002 Dunkirk Radar Tower
Chain Home transmitter tower. 1937. Galvanised steel transmitter tower, now truncated. The radar station at Dunkirk in Kent comprised one of the front-line links in the series of Chain Home radar stations that extended from the south coast of England to the east of Scotland. Dunkirk is one of only five sites to have retained any of their original towers. The transmitter tower is the best-preserved in situ example in England after the listed examples at Bawdsey (Suffolk) and Stenigot (Lincolnshire), and relates to one of the best-preserved and most historically important radar sites in England. Dunkirk played a vital role in Britain's air defence throughout the Second World War, most famously during the Battle of Britain. The Bofors Tower is listed grade II, and other elements of the complex are protected as a Scheduled Ancient Monument. See description of the Bofors Tower and the Scheduled Monument Assessment for further historical details on the site.
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