new satellite communications centre
Cleave Camp, Morwenstow
A radio station to be built near Morwenstow
A start is likely to be made this year on the erection of a new satellite communications centre at Cleave Camp, Morwenstow.
It was confirmed that the Ministry of Defence are to construct a £500,000 dish aerial to handle messages transmitted by way of satellite. Cleave Camp, Morwenstow, standing in open country close to the site of what was the home of the renowned Sir Richard Grenville, was finally closed in 1961.
The signpost on the busy A39 trunk road on the way to Bude simply says "CSOS Morwenstowe." Holidaymakers travelling fast in their cars hardly have time to give it a second look.
A radio station, which will be a branch of the Government Communications Headquarters at Cheltenham, is to be built at the former Cleave Camp near Morwenstow.