Orford Ness

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Early maps -- Facsimiles, Orford Ness --
Statementa selection of maps mainly by John Norden; presented to James Alfred Steers.
ContributionsNorden, John, 1548-1625?, Steers, J. A. 1899-
LC ClassificationsG1817.O7 O7 1966
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxii p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15067796M
LC Control Number66000889

Orford Ness, a haunting strip of marshland off the Suffolk coast, was used by the army to test bombs and spy on the Soviets. Robert Macfarlane explains why it inspired him to write his first libretto.

The ness in question is an extremely strange place indeed: a mile-long shingle spit running parallel to the shoreline at Orford on the Suffolk coast, which for much of the last century was a. Orford Ness is a shingle spit off the east coast of Suffolk, some ten miles in length covering an area of approximately 2, acres.

Its secretive nature began in with the outbreak of World War I, when the shingle spit became a target zone Orford Ness book the development of aerial bombing techniques and bomb design/5(36). Orford Ness.

1, likes talking about this. Wild remote and exposed, Orford Ness is one of the countries most evocative ers: Orford Ness book. Your readers may like to know that English Heritage produced a very comprehensive book (Cold War, Building for Nuclear Confrontation –by Wayne D Cocroft Roger J C Thomas), and on various buildings associated with the period and of course Orford Ness is mentioned together with ‘Cobra Mist’.

Orfordness Lighthouse is a decommissioned lighthouse on Orford Ness, in Suffolk, 30 metres (98 ft) tower was completed in The light had a range of 25 nautical miles (46 km; 29 mi). It was equipped with an AIS transmitter with MMSI Location: Orfordness, Suffolk, England.

You can now support Orford Ness by dedicating a donation to someone special and add your precious memories to our interactive map. A perfect present and a unique way to remember a loved one, celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary, your donation will help us continue to care for Orford Ness for ever, for on: Orford, Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Orford Ness National Nature Reserve is owned by the National Trust and as you say, due to its status of a National Nature Reserve we sadly can't allow dogs on site. We are always happy though to recommend other places in the area you can enjoy with your dog and /5(69).

Ness feels like a modern mythology a story more felt than understood, more intuited than dissected. The setting for Macfarlanes eerie, spectral fable is Orford Ness, an island of secrets, a cold marsh, a a locked-in place that shifts in its as a secret military base during most of the 20th century, Orford Ness was a site for bomb testing and atomics weapons research before it was /5.

"The Great Light", which was his first book, published by Segment Publications, is an authoritative history of Orford Ness and its lighthouses. It can be purchased from the Craft Orford Ness book in Orford and other local outlets.

He wrote an Addendum to "The Great Light" which contains two chapters that did not get published in hard copy. Orford is an essential part of the story of Orford Ness, however secret the activity there was supposed to remain.

Whatever the season, the scene on the quay is seldom dull and in summer, 'fishing' for crabs provides endless excitement for the : The History Press.

Ness – a new(ish) book. Hello. Ages ago I wrote on here somewhere about a project that I’d started with Robert Macfarlane when we wandered the strange landscape of Orford Ness, a long shingle spit of longshore drift on the coast of Suffolk, in eastern England. We decided to make a book; he would write the words and I’d draw the pictures.

Orford Ness is sited on the Suffolk coast; it is the largest vegetated shingle spit in Europe and stretches for about 10 miles (16 km) with a maximum height above sea level of around 4m (13ft).

To the west the spit is separated from the mainland by the River Alde-Ore.

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The main geographical feature of the area is Orford Ness, a long, wide shingle spit at the mouth of the Ore. Orford Ness has in the past been used as an airstrip testing facility and in the early s it was the site of a powerful radar station as part of the Cold War defences against low-flying attacking aircraft; today it is a nature reserve.

First World War on Orford Ness In the War Department acquired a large part of the Ness to develop into airfields. This was to start a year period of intense military experimentation.

At the pioneering edge of early military aviation, Orford Ness was a hive of activity, working on all aspects of how to use a plane as a weapon. I have attended a lecture by the author of this wonderful book and he really knows his subject.

Orford is bleak and eroding slowly away but it is The great mystery about Orford Ness, Bawdsey and all the other secret research units in Suffolk during WWII is that nobody ever deliberately attacked or sabotaged them.4/5.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Most Secret: The Hidden History of Orford Ness by Paddy Heazell (, Paperback) at the. Also, if you book your Orford Ness National Nature Reserve vacation package in Woodbridge with Travelocity, you’ll get access to our best travel discounts.

Whatever time of year you choose to visit Orford Ness National Nature Reserve in Woodbridge, it’s always a good idea to reserve a package deal. Our goal is simple. Orford Ness is just across from the River Alde and is reached by a short ferry ride.

Aldeburgh is 11 mi from the Crown and Castle, while Snape Maltings, home of Aldeburgh Music, is mi away. Couples in particular like the location – they rated it for a two-person trip/10().

Orford Ness was so secret a place that most people have never heard of it. The role it played in inventing and testing weapons over the course of the twentieth century was far more significant and much longer than that of Bletchley Park.

Nestled on a remote part of the Suffolk coast, Orford Ness operated for over eighty years as a highly classified research and testing site for the British. The Orfordness transmitting station was a major radio broadcasting facility at Orford Ness on the Suffolk coast in the United Kingdom.

It closed in May after more than 30 years of service. In Radio Caroline started broadcasting on nates: 52°06′03″N 1°34′22″E /. Orford Ness, Orford, Norfolk, United Kingdom. likes 7 talking about this 5, were here. Orford Ness is a cuspate foreland shingle spit on the /5(51).

Wild, remote and exposed, Orford Ness contains the ruined remnants of a disturbing past. Ranked among the most important shingle features in the world, rare and fragile wildlife thrives where weapons, including atomic bombs, were once tested and more.

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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours/5(). The history of secret military research on the Suffolk island of Orford Ness. Visit my Greenham Common website: Read my book on Gre. The bright conservatory is the perfect place to enjoy the gardens year round or just sit and read a book.

Orford Ness is a short walk away with access to miles of wonderful coastal paths. Close by is a traditional English pub and a short walk away one can find many facilites in this thriving little village. Wild Man of Orford. Orford Castle resides in Suffolk within Southeast England not too far from the sea near Orford Ness.

All that remains today is the magnificent keep, which has been described as one of the most remarkable in England. It was built by Henry II during the. - Browse and Book from the Best Vacation Rentals with Prices in Orford: View Tripadvisor's 1, photos and great deals on 44 vacation rentals, cabins and villas in Orford, England.

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- Guinness Book of Records. In the edition of the Guinness Book of Records it was incorrectly reported that Orfordness Lighthouse was the brightest Lighthouse in the United Kingdom.

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The extract from that edition, on pagereads: “The lighthouse in the United Kingdom with the most powerful light is the shorelight Orfordness, Suffolk. In his foreword to Paddy Heazell’s definitive book The Hidden History of Orford Ness, Dick Strawbridge said while the stories of Bletchley Park and Bawdsey Manor have been told, Orford Ness.

Orford Ness is a 12 mile spit of land, pretty much entirely separated from the mainland by the River Alde and is accessed via a tiny ferry from the town of Orford. Orford is just under miles from home, so a perfect distance for a first drive in a new car.

I left home pretty early, by my standards anyway, and made good time.Across the river is the National Trust’s Orford Ness, the site of mysterious research projects in the ’s and 60’s but now a nature reserve, Havergate Island, managed by the RSPB and river trips to visit it can be booked from Orford Quay.

There is additional parking at the Castle for a minimal charge per day.Orford Ness offered “ monuments to the realities of twentieth-century history: unimaginable destruction, extermination as an industrial process, war directed as much at civilian populations as at opposing warriors After 80 years off-limits, the site opened to the public .