SD5052 : Lancaster (Forton) Services

taken 2 years ago, near to Forton, Lancashire, Great Britain

Lancaster (Forton) Services
Lancaster (Forton) Services

Looking across the M6 from the southbound side to the northbound side.

Forton Services opened in January 1965. Designed by the architect Thomas Bennett, the "Pennine Tower" as it was called was a 20 metre high tower, cantilevered at the top to provide two storeys of accommodation including an open "sun terrace" and a 120-seat restaurant with waiter service. It later closed and was later used as a staff room and truck drivers facility until 1989. In 2001 it was refitted as a training room but that has been since relocated. Currently mothballed it was Grade II listed in 2012. For more detail see Forton Service - a history: LinkExternal link
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SD5052, 69 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 20 March, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 16 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport 
Motorway (from Tags)
M6 
Person (from Tags)
Thomas Bennett 
Date (from Tags)
1965 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 5022 5202 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:57.7112N 2:45.6123W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 5027 5204
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Motorway Service Area  Motorway Services  Grade II Listed 

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