Tyne and Wear HER(5887): Marsden, Chain Home Low (M-series) station - Details
Marsden, Chain Home Low (M-series) station
Military Observation Site
Station M39. The coastal defence/Chain Home Low chain was set up to provide radar plotting of shipping and aircraft movements. The stations were originally manned by the army, then the RAF took over responsibility for them. The transmitter and receiver equipment was housed in a timber or brick building, with a wooden gantry supporting the aerial array mounted on top of the block. Four buttresses provided support.
<< HER 5887 >> Council For British Archaeology, 1995, Twentieth Century, Defences in Britain - An Introductory Guide Handbook of The Defence of Britain Project, p 45 C.S. Dobinson, 2000, Twentieth Century Fortifications in England, Acoustics and radar, Appendices, Vol VII, 2,p 167