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Celebrating 40 Years of Construction

#Throwbackthursday - 1984 - Semaphore Tower, Chantley Heath

Working on behalf of Surrey County Council, MCS was appointed to restore the Grade II* listed semaphore tower on Chantley Heath, near Wisley Common, following a fire in 1984.

At 60 feet high with five storeys topped by a parapet built of red brick, the octagonal tower was built as part of the Admiralty semaphore chain which operated between 1822 and 1847 and is the last surviving semaphore station in Britain.

Today the semaphore tower is operated by The Landmark Trust and serves as a unique self-catering holiday destination.


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