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Unit History: RAF Crosslaw

RAF Crosslaw
Site Name: Crosslaw (HCV) CHEL R2 ROTOR Radar Station
NT880680
Lumsdaine
Berwickshire
 
 
 
 
Crosslaw was a Chain Home Extra Low (CHEL) site built in 1952 to replace the Chain Home station at Drone Hill. It is an R2 single level operations room serving a single Type 14 radar system. The guardhouse/bungalow still survives in excellent condition at the end of a long drive a quarter of a mile south west of an un-named dead end road to Lumsdaine. The bungalow, built of local stone, has been fully restored with a circular addition at the rear housing a staircase. It is now a private home. The stairway down into the bunker has been incorporated into the house as a den but has been blocked a few yards down the sloping tunnel into the bunker. The bunker which, when last inspected in the late 1990s was found to be wet.
 
Apart from the guardhouse/bungalow nothing else survives above ground.
 
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Active From: 1952 - 1980

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