Site Records

St. Margaret's

St. Margaret's Bay
Near Dover

Photo by Neal Harley

An RAF R1 Rotor bunker dating from the early 1950s. The site was closed in 1960 although under `care and maintenance' until 1981. The site was maintained throughout this time although the radar was removed, leading to conjecture that it was Dover District Council's emergency control centre - apparently untrue.

In 1982 contractors moved onto the site, sealing off the bunker, demolishing the all-surface works except for the entrance bungalow. This was sold off for private habitation. The site is now part of a National Trust nature reserve - all that remains is the bungalow and the occasional remnant of fencing.

[Source: David Mapley]

Photo by Keith Ward

BT exchange: entrance (lift shaft) to underground tunnels at start of cross-channel telecom cables.

(This site is about half a mile from the Rotor site, and not connected in any way.)

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