Romney Marsh discs

[Remains of mirror]
A system of horizontal discs on Romney Marsh was operational in summer 1924. The discs were in two lines three miles apart, with each line consisting of 10 discs at half mile intervals. By 1925 a further 12 discs had been added to the system.

[Remains of mirror]
The concrete discs are assembled from segments and are 20 feet in diameter and 2in thick.


[Photo showing mirror in its setting]
This disc is on private land at Snave. Do any of the other discs survive?

Photos: Gordon Muggeridge 2004

One thought on “Romney Marsh discs

  1. I am writing a history of the parish of Ebony (south of Tenterden) for the Kent Archaeological Society. Have you any evidence that there was a listening post/sound mirror in that parish?

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