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Control Tower at Barton Aerodrome

A Grade II Listed Building in Irlam, Salford

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4708 / 53°28'14"N

Longitude: -2.3872 / 2°23'13"W

OS Eastings: 374396

OS Northings: 397190

OS Grid: SJ743971

Mapcode National: GBR CXR9.ZJ

Mapcode Global: WH98G.91H0

Entry Name: Control Tower at Barton Aerodrome

Listing Date: 16 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1067500

English Heritage Legacy ID: 211941

Location: Salford, M30

County: Salford

Electoral Ward/Division: Irlam

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Irlam St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text

ECCLES LIVERPOOL ROAD
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

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