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SWANSEA RADAR STATION, GROES, MARGAM

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NPRN 308125

Map Reference SS78NE

Grid Reference SS793871

Unitary (Local) Authority Neath, Port Talbot

Old County Glamorgan

Community Margam

Type of Site RADAR STATION

Broad Class Defence

Period Modern

Site Description 1. The station at Margam was part of the World War II Chain Home Low radar network used to detect shipping and low flying aircraft in the Bristol Channel. Three concrete buildings and a platform remain, set on the edge of the scarp overlooking Groes village.
B.A.Malaws, RCAHMW, 20 March 2003.
2. Swansea Coastal Defence/Chain Home Low radar station. Designation: M130 Swansea.
Source: Steve Thompson, UK Pillbox Study Group, ref. e25358.
B.A.Malaws, RCAHMW, 20 April 2016.

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