SP5474 : Track to Watling Street

taken 3 years ago, near to Hillmorton, Warwickshire, Great Britain

Track to Watling Street
Track to Watling Street
The track has a gravel surface as far as an old gate into the Rugby Radio Station site on the right.
Rugby Radio Station :: SP5475
Rugby Radio Station was first opened in 1926 with a large very low frequency transmitter. The following year the site initiated the first transatlantic telephone service. During the cold war it was used for transmitting messages to submarines and the array of tall masts became a landmark for miles around, especially at night when the aircraft warning lights were visible against the sky. However, it has been closed down in stages with the tallest masts demolished in 2004 and 2007, although in 2014 many smaller masts still stand. The site has been earmarked for a major new housing estate with a projected 6,200 homes and a population of 15,000.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 14 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 15 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Paths  Communications 
Primary Subject of Photo
Track 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 5402 7470 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:22.0617N 1:12.4824W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 5400 7468
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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