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CONTROL TOWER AT BARTON AERODROME

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: CONTROL TOWER AT BARTON AERODROME

List entry Number: 1067500

Location

CONTROL TOWER AT BARTON AERODROME, LIVERPOOL ROAD

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:

District: Salford

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 16-Jul-1987

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 211941

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List entry Description

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

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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National Grid Reference: SJ 74396 97190

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