SP5475 : Rugby Radio Station - perimeter fence

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

Rugby Radio Station - perimeter fence
Rugby Radio Station - perimeter fence
Fearsome looking barbed wire prevents access to the main part of the site.
Rugby Radio Station
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
Wednesday, 17 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Communications 
Primary Subject of Photo
Fence 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 5443 7504 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:22.2427N 1:12.1179W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 5442 7505
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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