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Control Tower at Barton Aerodrome, Eccles

Description: Control Tower at Barton Aerodrome

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 July 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 211941

OS Grid Reference: SJ7439697190
OS Grid Coordinates: 374396, 397190
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4708, -2.3872

Locality: Eccles
County: Salford
Country: England
Postcode: M30 0ND

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Listing Text

SJ 79 NW
(north side)
3/8 Control Tower at
Barton Aerodrome
- II
Air traffic control tower. c.1937. Brick with reinforced
concrete roofs. 3-stage octagonal tower rises from a
single-storey podium with small radiating wings at 4
corners. The podium has a coped parapet above a soldier
course and various doors and windows with glazing bars. The
tower has a glazed upper stage with concrete balcony and
steel railings. Access is gained by an external reinforced
concrete dogleg stair. Barton was the first municipal
airport in the world when it opened in 1930. The control
tower was reported in the press in 1937 as "the first air
traffic control station".

Listing NGR: SJ7439697190

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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