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Latitude: 51.7095 / 51°42'34"N
Longitude: -4.3062 / 4°18'22"W
OS Eastings: 240757
OS Northings: 203714
OS Grid: SN407037
Mapcode National: GBR GP.WD6N
Mapcode Global: VH3M8.99VB
Entry Name: Dome gunnery trainer at Pembrey Airfield
Listing Date: 25 November 2003
Last Amended: 25 November 2003
Source ID: 82066
Location: In a field on the E side of the former airfield, approximately 550m NW of Brooklands Farmhouse.
Community: Pembrey and Burry Port Town (Pembre a Phorth Tywyn)
Community: Cefn Sidan
Locality: Pembrey Airfield
Built-Up Area: Pembrey Airport
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
Erected c1941 and used as a simulator to train air gunners in shooting down enemy fighters. The interior was originally whitewashed and lights projected on to the domed roof simulated aircraft lights, while a 'gun' was used to fire a light beam.
An igloo-shaped domed structure approximately 10m high, of concrete with rendered exterior (partly fallen away to expose steel reinforcement). On the SW side is a lintelled doorway.
The entrance leads into a single domed chamber. The metal framework of a former screen above the doorway has survived, but the interior has been stripped of its original wall surfaces.
Listed in a high grade for its exceptional historic interest as the only surviving World War II air defence simulator in Wales.
Scheduled Ancient Monument Cm 248.
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