SP8633 : The Mansion at Bletchley Park

taken 3 years ago, near to Bletchley, Milton Keynes, Great Britain

The Mansion at Bletchley Park
The Mansion at Bletchley Park
The front of the Mansion at the WW2 code breaking station at Bletchley Park.
Bletchley Park
Originally the home of the financier and Liberal MP, Sir Herbert Samuel Leon (18501926), the Bletchley Park Mansion evolved in line with its owner's eccentric tastes into a hotch-potch of Victorian Gothic, Tudor and Dutch Baroque architectural styles. The estate, which was sold by the Leon family in 1937, was to become the centre of the UK's main decryption effort during WWII, and it was here that the codes and ciphers of several Axis countries were decrypted, among them the ciphers generated by the German Enigma and Lorenz machines.

[Credit for above paragraph goes to Ian Petticrew LinkExternal link ]

For many more photos of the site, see Basher Eyre's portfolio: LinkExternal link
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Thursday, 23 October, 2014   (more nearby)
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Friday, 24 October, 2014
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Historic sites and artefacts  Country estates  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 8640 3386 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:59.7884N 0:44.5784W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 8643 3386
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