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Report - RAF Stenigot - May 2014



Peking

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This site has been pretty well documented on here and deservedly so... it's an unusual and fascinating place up close with some interesting history. The dishes themselves are around 20 metres in diameter and even more impressive when you consider they were mounted up in the air by about the same height again before the site was decommissioned in the 1980s. Easy to see why they've now just been left to elements considering the impracticalities of removal.

The site itself has to be one of the easiest to access, which makes the earful I received from a local busybody all the more ironic. Still, once there it does make a great location for a bit of quiet contemplation overlooking the Lincolnshire countryside.

Some history shamelessly lifted from the net:

RAF Stenigot was a Second World War radar station situated at Stenigot, Lincolnshire. It was part of the Chain Home radar network, intended to provide long range early warning for air raids along the approaches to Sheffield and Nottingham and the central midlands. After the WW2, the site was retained and in 1959 upgraded to a communications relay site as part of the ACE High program, which involved adding four tropospheric scatter dishes (see below)

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The site was decommissioned in the late 1980s and was mostly demolished by 1996. The radar tower (not shown here) is a Grade II listed structure and is now used by the RAF Aerial Erector School for selection tests for possible recruits.

A few pics:

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Thanks for looking!
 

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Peking

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Cheers mate, certainly wouldn't rule out a trip back there... but to say it is in the middle of nowhere is an understatement!
 

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