TQ0049 : Semaphore House, Pewley Hill

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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February 2006   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 22 March, 2006
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 002 492 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:13.9919N 0:33.9730W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 001 492
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