SX4857 : Torr Home, Hartley - Plymouth

taken 8 years ago, near to Crownhill, Plymouth, Great Britain

Torr Home, Hartley - Plymouth
Torr Home, Hartley - Plymouth
Built as a grand country mansion, for the Bayly family in 1882, the house has functioned as a residential and nursing home operated since 1928, initially as The Devonport and Western Counties Association for Promoting the General Welfare of the Blind but now as Torr Home.

During the second world war residents were evacuated to Taunton. The surrounding area was largely rural at that time but, with its proximity to Plymouth city centre and docks and its commanding views, the home made an ideal vantage point so one of the outbuildings served as a communications centre with observers operating from the roof. A further communications link is in that it is believed that a telephone link between the house and its lodge was the first telephone installation in the country, by Alexander Graham Bell. As such a prominent landmark, the house was used as a navigation aid by ships coming in to Plymouth.
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SX4857, 28 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 1 February, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 7 February, 2010
Category
Residential home   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 482 573 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:23.7674N 4:8.1777W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 472 568
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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