RRH Neatishead is a military radar station for the RAF in Norfolk England. The site was built in 1941 as part of the ROTOR project with the primary role of being a CRC Control and Reporting Centre. It formed part of ASACS Air Surveillance And Control System which run in conjunction with NATOs air defence. Similar to other ROTOR sites access was through a small bungalow which was actually a guardroom in disguise. There was also a generator building nearby which was disguised as a church. So from the air the site just looked like a small parish.
A fire broke out here in 1966. It was started deliberately with intentions of distinguishing the fire and gaining heroic praise. Sadly the fire quickly got out of control and on site staff were not able to cope. The local fire brigade were called in to assist and sadly three members of the team lost their lives. You may be able to see the rippled effect on some of the walls this is a design that somehow controls the flow of smoke. This was added after the fire when the site was rebuilt.
Various radar systems were based at Neatishead but only one remains.
The type 84 three storey radar tower was in use up until 2005 and the bunker was decommissioned in 2006. As far as I know the bunker and a number of other buildings are for sale at a price of £2.5 million.
These images were taken on a permission visit courtesy of members of the Radar Museum which is also on the site.
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