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Unst, Skaw, The Garths, Chain Home Radar Station

Radar Station (Second World War)

Site Name Unst, Skaw, The Garths, Chain Home Radar Station

Classification Radar Station (Second World War)

Alternative Name(s) Inner Skaw; Lamba Ness

Canmore ID 114575

Site Number HP61NE 6

NGR HP 66922 15610

NGR Description Centred HP 66922 15610

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Shetland Islands
  • Parish Unst
  • Former Region Shetland Islands Area
  • Former District Shetland
  • Former County Shetland

Archaeology Notes

HP61NE 6.00 Centred 66922 15610

HP61NE 6.01 HP 67427 15528 Radar Site

HP61NE 6.02 Centred HP 66977 15545 Engine House

HP61NE 6.03 HP 66432 15390 Engine House

HP61NE 6.04 Centred HP 65786 15665 Military Camp

HP61NE 6.05 HP 6632 1677 Radio Station

A Chain Home radar station situated on The Skaw, Unst. The installations and buildings cover a large area of The Skaw where the transmitter block, receiver block, engine houses, mast bases and light anti-aircraft emplacements are still to be seen.

J Guy 1995; NMRS MS 810/4, 9-10

The Chain Home Radar station and associated accommodation camps is visible on vertical air photographs (106G/Scot/UK 97, 3167-3168 and 4160-4161, flown 18 May 1946).

Information from RCAHMS (DE), December 2005


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