2015

SU1508 : Discovering RAF Ibsley: Control Tower (1)

taken 9 years ago, near to Mockbeggar, Hampshire, England

Discovering RAF Ibsley: Control Tower (1)
Discovering RAF Ibsley: Control Tower (1)
On the inside corner of Cherry Orchard stands the shell of the Control Tower which remained incomplete at the time the airfield became operational in February 1941, when Eastwood House a requisitioned property in Mockbeggar Lane served as a temporary control centre. The control tower at RAF Ibsley is a type 518/40 'Watch Office with Meteorological Section', and is similar to some 50 others that were built by the Air Ministry during the rapid expansion in airfield construction before and during WW2. This one is believed to be the only example in the country whose floors and balcony were formed entirely from concrete, and survives unaltered.

SU1508 : Discovering RAF Ibsley: Control Tower (2)

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SU1508, 53 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Mike Searle   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Monday, 12 October, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 17 October, 2015
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1585 0888 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:52.7520N 1:46.5648W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1590 0889
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