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First World War Wireless Stations in England

Front cover for First World War Wireless Stations in England

Project 6369

By Jane Phimester

First World War Wireless Stations have been little studied from an archaeological or historical perspective and most research had been technological in nature. This report broadens our knowledge of this subject through research using archives, aerial photographs of sites and synthesising secondary sources.

  • The project identified 215 sites, a number of which are new to the record
  • The largest category of sites were coastal and intercept sites, they are the main focus of the research
  • The research provided spatial locations for the sites and where possible the survival of remains
  • Surviving remains were recorded in the Council for British Archaeology's First World War Home Front project database
  • The report outlines further possible research including potential fieldwork

Oxford Archaeology South were commissioned to carry out the project by English Heritage - now Historic England. Where references to English Heritage work are made these are now the functions of Historic England.


1. Introduction
2. Aims and Objectives
3. Methodology
4. Report Format
5. Acknowledgements
6. First World War Coastal Wireless Transmission or Intercept Stations.
7. Historic Context.
8. Topographic Locations
9. Role of the Stations
10. The Character of Wireless Stations
11. The Archaeological Potential of Wireless Stations
12. Wireless Equipment
13. Potential for Further Research
14. Appendix 1: Bibliography and other sources consulted
15. Appendix 2: Further Types of Wireless Stations
16. Appendix 3: Contemporary List of Wireless Equipment
17. Appendix 4: Wireless Equipment Held Within English Museums

Additional Information

  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Pages: 106


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