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Dunkirk Radar Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Dunkirk, Kent

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1031910

English Heritage Legacy ID: 489803

Location: Dunkirk, Swale, Kent, ME13

County: Kent

District: Swale

Civil Parish: Dunkirk

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

DUNKIRK

1607/0/10002 Dunkirk Radar Tower
12-SEP-02

GV II

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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