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topographic
18-01-2012, 02:56
Hi Guys. I'm new here, but I am really enjoying it all. I have a mystery building shown below. It's on a hill, possibly called beacon hill north west of Martlesham in Suffolk. Obviously it's in a hot spot for WWII airfields etc. There are no signs or footpaths near it. I have trawled Google for hours trying to find reference to it. Could it genuinely be a secret tower? What do you think it is?
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Denis
18-01-2012, 08:04
Same tower in Flashearth...
devoid of trees though?
http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=52.078308&lon=1.272837&z=19.6&r=0&src=msl

PETERTHEEATER
18-01-2012, 09:11
Looks better in Bing Bird's Eye but I can't seem to save the link so here's a grab:

http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l366/PRACHUAP/MysteryTowerMartlesham.jpg

I reckon it's a modern residence in keeping with the Beacon Hill location.

Had a quick look at the Martlesham Planning Applications archive but it's difficult to pin down.

OneEighthBit
18-01-2012, 09:49
The streetview shows a sign saying "Timbers" and a quick google points to a Timbers Guest House, Bealing Road, Martlesham so it could be something to do with them.

Jenna
18-01-2012, 10:26
looks very much like an 18th century 'folly', its location is Dunnetts Hill Plantation and may be linked to the nearby and listed Beaconhill House.

http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-285031-beaconhill-house-martlesham

John Anderson
18-01-2012, 10:26
A 19th century folly? Any stately homes close by that it could be linked to?

John Anderson
18-01-2012, 10:28
Hi Jenna

Great minds-apart from the dating!

tarkey
18-01-2012, 11:01
I thnk its the site of a Go Kart racing track

tarkey
18-01-2012, 11:05
Sorry got that wrong the track is to the North.

Chris Lowe
18-01-2012, 13:16
There are reference to a Millenium Tower Folly at Martlesham.