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Bawdsey

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Things to do: museums, historic sites
Bawdsey is a village and civil parish in Suffolk, eastern England. Located near Felixstowe, it had an estimated population of 340 in 2007.Bawdsey Manor is notable as the place where radar research took place early in World War II, before moving to Worth Matravers near Swanage in May 1940, and from there to Malvern, Worcestershire in 1942. Bawdsey had both Chain Home and Chain Home Low early warning radar stations during World War II.The World War Two defences constructed around Bawdsey Point have been documented. They included a number of pillboxes, landmines and flame fougasse installations. The beaches were protected with extensive barriers of scaffolding.Bawdsey Cliff SSSIBawdsey Cliff is a Site of Special Scientific Interest notified for its geological importance. It is 23.3ha in size and provides over 2km of exposed Gelasian (early Pleistocene) Red Crag, the most significant exposure of Red Crag in England.
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