SK5315 : Beaumanor Hall, Woodhouse, Leicestershire

taken 32 years ago, near to Woodhouse, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Beaumanor Hall, Woodhouse, Leicestershire
Beaumanor Hall, Woodhouse, Leicestershire
Beaumanor Hall, is a stately home in Woodhouse, Leicestershire. It was the headquarters of the War Office Y Group. This group consisted of hundreds of secret listeners, who would intercept enemy signals and send information back to Bletchley Park for decoding. The extensive grounds were covered with huts filled with banks of receivers. There was a huge system of dipoles, and rhombic antennas. The intercepted messages were received by Beaumanor Hall and sent encrypted to Bletchley where they were deciphered and graded on a scale of importance. Beaumanor Hall is situated approx. 3 miles South of Loughborough, and 8 miles North of Leicester. The house and grounds were used as an intercept station during W.W.II, and in 1946 the Ministry of Defence purchased the estate to carry on work of a similar nature during peace time.
In 1974 the Ministry sold out to Leicestershire County Council, and in 1977 the Hall opened as a conference centre for teachers.

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Date Taken
August 1986   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 27 September, 2005
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 537 157 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:44.2088N 1:12.3576W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 537 157
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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