Halwell

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Halwell links the sites near Exeter (Whitestone) and Plymouth (Forder Battery) and appeared on the 1959 Network Map as an un-named node on a route "existing or under construction". This route was almost certainly required in advance of the launch of Westward Television in 1961 and formed part of a chain from Bristol to Plymouth. The original towers on this section are all of the "pyramid" style and seem to have carried twin dish antennas on the main route.

A 1995 photo shows the tower almost full, with dishes of various types. This was perhaps due to the expansion of traffic through the Goonhilly Earth Station?

Photos

1962

Halwell 1962

Copyright BT Heritage [TCB417/E 26899]

1966

Halwell 1966

Copyright BT Heritage [TCB417/E 32240]

1995

Halwell 1995

Copyright Ben Brooksbank (Geograph)

1995

Halwell 1995

Copyright Ben Brooksbank (Geograph)

2009

Halwell 2009

Copyright Derek Harper (Geograph)