View Full Version : RAF Dunderhole

03-02-2012, 22:50
Coastal Defence/Chain Home Low Radar Station M108 was built by the Army in 1941 at Dunderhole Point on the north Cornish coast between Trebarwith and Tintagel. It sits quite literally on the edge of the cliff. It was upgraded in 1942 to Chain Home Extra Low and then came under RAF control. English Heritage say the site was defended by barbed wire obstructions and possibly minefields. The cottages, that now form Tintagel Youth Hostel, were used to house RAF personnel. The remains are on Nationl Trust owned cliffs so there is good access to the remains which are right next to the coast path.
All that's left of the main block looking north
Main block looking south
Remains of a mast base.
Some of the rubble remains
This is 100 yards away on a nearby farm. Is it a survivor of the radar station?

Richard Flagg
04-02-2012, 13:51
The last photo looks like a 'handcraft' type hut, I would assume it is connected to the radar site but what its use was I have no idea!

10-02-2012, 21:41

The above link will give you a slightly more detailed looksee at the site.

Chris Lowe
10-02-2012, 22:10
I'd agree with REF that last hut looks like a handcraft, I'm sure NP will confirm what it is though.