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Chain Home: AMES Type 1 CH West Coast installation at Saligo Bay, Islay, Inner Hebrides. In the foreground is one of the 240ft wooden receiver towers, and, in the background, two pairs of 325ft guyed steel masts.
Courtesy of Imperial War Museum © IWM (CH 16469)
To my surprise the Google Street View van has been there. Some building remains and mast bases too seen in GE
Partial site plot in GE, I'm guessing the two un-named mast bases I've marked are Rx reserves:
NOTE: Best viewed in the 2008 coverage, it's much clearer than the current coverage.
All the best,
Standby House in Street View (http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Ballinaby&hl=en&ll=55.81504,-6.437323&spn=0.009283,0.033023&sll=55.816209,-6.419921&sspn=0.018566,0.066047&vpsrc=6&hnear=Ballinaby,+Argyll+%26+Bute,+United+Kingdom&t=h&z=16&layer=c&cbll=55.815103,-6.437184&panoid=UNQjJAMxC6fAfWGkFS4uPg&cbp=12,295.93,,0,4.97)
Good coverage in Bing (http://binged.it/wRJcva)
This was quite a large site.
After looking at a number of the Scottish CH sites, I'm now thinking what I'd marked at a "Standby Set House" was more likely to have been the site's permanent Power Station.
a lot of remains still there so well worth a visit if you're on islay.the owners are ok.
masts are gone of course,last ones went in '53 i think.
re power houses theres an unprotected one (for the small domestic site i assume) and a standby set house near the remote reserve site.
I put my pictures of Saligo Bay on MyCanmore (http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/site/141169/contribution/islay+saligo+chain+home+and+type+7000+chain+radar+ station/?&z=16) some time ago.
It was a 'West Coast' type.
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