Site Records


Site Name: RAF Ventnor ('OJC') R1 CEW ROTOR Radar Station

St. Boniface Down
Ventnor
Isle of Wight
OS Grid Ref: SZ568785

Sub Brit site visit 1st October 2004

[Source: Nick Catford]

DOMESTIC CAMP

The domestic camp for RAF Ventnor was at Lowtherville, (SZ554781) a mile to the west of the technical site on the northern outskirts of Ventnor. Approximately a third of the hutted camp is still standing on the north side of Lowtherville Road. The buildings have been put to light industrial use. Remaining buildings include the guardhouse, MT sheds, boiler house, sub station and a number of accommodation huts some of which have been joined together to form longer buildings. There are plans to demolish most of the remaining buildings and redevelop the site.

Photo:The hutted camp can be seen on the top right while the married quarters are bottom left
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This 1:2500 map shows the extent of the hutted camp bounded by Newport Road to the south. The buildings highlighted in red were still standing in 2004. The green building is the standby set house which has been recently demolished..

The married quarters consists of one detached house for the commanding officer, two semi-detached houses for the officers' and two rows of eight terraced houses for the other ranks. All the houses are now in private occupation. As can be seen in the aerial picture above, there was originally open ground between the officers' houses and those of the other ranks. This land has now been built on.

Photo:A number of huts have now been joined together to make longer buildings for industrial use.
Photo by Nick Catford


Guardhouse

Guardhouse

Back of Guardhouse

Huts

Huts

Huts

Huts

Central
heating pipes

MT Shed

MT Shed

Works hut

Boiler House

Site of Standby
Set House

Sub Station

Married Quarters
- CO's house

Married Quarters
- Officers

 

Married Quarters
- Officers

Married Quarters
- Other ranks

 



[Source: Nick Catford]

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