View Full Version : Prestatyn ROTOR Station & R O C Post, september 2013

Tom sherman
14-09-2013, 12:21 PM
Visited on my own & missus waited in the car

While in Wales i scanned google to see where i could visit while in north wales, I came up with Prestatyn Rotor Station & ROC Post. I also came up with a few more ROC Post that i didnt end up visiting.
I didnt get inside any of the places because the was locked up tight.

Here is a little history of the ROTOR Station

ROTOR Station Prestatyn was an RAF radar post situated near Prestatyn, in Denbighshire, north-east Wales. The remains of some of the buildings are current. The rotor station is visible as a square building from most of Prestatyn, as it is situated on Gwaenysgor hill. The area around the post is fenced off as a TV satellite is alongside the buildings.
The radar site was last used in the late 1960s and the area has remained unchanged since it was abandoned.
There was once a gun turret mounted out to sea that could shoot up to 5 km

BT still have a compound and various masts on site but the ROTOR blockhouse itself is not in use and all entrance points are bricked up.

Here are a few shots

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7361/9741169348_875fc086be_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sherman30/9741169348/)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7457/9741170128_b1d923e8ac_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sherman30/9741170128/)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7320/9741161390_413f6f0561_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sherman30/9741161390/)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7395/9741162460_2073cab325_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sherman30/9741162460/)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7368/9741156050_776c529f7d_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sherman30/9741156050/)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7343/9738948237_423f9c61a1_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sherman30/9738948237/)

Here is a little history of the ROC Post

The post now houses communications equipment. Inside the compound there is a small tower with 3 VHF/UHF aerials on the top with feeder cables running into the bunker through the main shaft. It is also locked up tight with a big padlock on the hatch and the gate.

It is also up for leasing.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7342/9741174026_11a7b3bbc5_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sherman30/9741174026/)

Here is a few shots

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7337/9741168710_c275b8d658_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sherman30/9741168710/)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7301/9741170666_5dc5231e0a_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sherman30/9741170666/)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7315/9738962989_0fc00887c9_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sherman30/9738962989/)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7340/9738964135_0ba7dae42d_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sherman30/9738964135/)

Here is a Sheep

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7401/9738958755_0e0e656030_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sherman30/9738958755/)

And here are a few of Gwyrch Castle

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7339/9741165934_540b65fa66_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sherman30/9741165934/)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7316/9741166744_d6a884434a_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sherman30/9741166744/)

check out my my Flickr...https://www.flickr.com/photos/sherman30/

Thanks for looking ppl