TL8579 : Watchtower at former RAF Barnham

taken 6 years ago, near to Barnham, Suffolk, Great Britain

Watchtower at former RAF Barnham
Watchtower at former RAF Barnham
This watchtower is freshly painted, and the site around it is having a new concrete fence built.

The site at RAF Barnham was built to assemble and maintain half the UK nuclear weapons in the 1950s, though the greater Barnham site had been in use in the second world war. The nuclear part of its history is given here LinkExternal link

Across the road you can see some railway lines. These originally carried an electrically operated gate, with control supervised from the building to the left.

The area is now known as the Gorse Industrial Estate.
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TL8579, 71 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 14 February, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 20 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Business, Retail, Services  Roads, Road transport  Woodland, Forest  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 8512 7977 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:23.0797N 0:43.1211E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 8509 7974
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Tower  Watchtower  Rails  Nuclear  RAF  RAF Barnham 

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