TQ0049 : Semaphore House, Pewley Hill

taken 13 years ago, near to Guildford, Surrey, Great Britain

Semaphore House, Pewley Hill.
Semaphore House, Pewley Hill.
This private house with its distinctive domed tower was once part of a vital military communications route. Semaphore messages, and the 1 o'clock time signal, were passed between London and Portsmouth along a chain of 13 stations, about 5 miles apart.Pewley received its signals from the tower on Chatley Heath which still stands today. The side road carries the nameplate, "Semaphore Road".
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TQ0049, 249 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
February 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 22 March, 2006
Category
House   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 002 492 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:13.9919N 0:33.9730W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 001 492
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