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Radar Training Station

A Grade II Listed Building in Fleetwood, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.9286 / 53°55'43"N

Longitude: -3.0094 / 3°0'33"W

OS Eastings: 333818

OS Northings: 448525

OS Grid: SD338485

Mapcode National: GBR 7RF0.8F

Mapcode Global: WH84P.RJ43

Plus Code: 9C5RWXHR+C6

Entry Name: Radar Training Station

Listing Date: 26 March 2003

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1350338

English Heritage Legacy ID: 490148

Location: Fleetwood, Wyre, Lancashire, FY7

County: Lancashire

District: Wyre

Civil Parish: Fleetwood

Built-Up Area: Fleetwood

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Fleetwood St Peter and St David

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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917/0/10010
26-MAR-03

Radar Training Station

GV
II

Radar Station. 1961-2 by Lancashire County Council Architect's Department under Roger Booth, designer and architect in charge Eric Morris Hart, Assistant County Architect, Clerk of Works Tom Dennis. It was built for the practical training of masters and crews of coastal craft in the latest radar technology. Reinforced concrete, flat roof. Simple single-storey, oval building set on pilotis above high tide level, with framed timber fenestration, and timber door reached from steps set off the promenade. Interior noted to have timber floors; the equipment does not form part of the listing.

An elegant modern design, this little building forms an attractive group with Decimus Burton's c.1840 lighthouse alongside, the two structures demonstrating the history of communications side by side. Sir Nikolaus Pevsner called it 'a cute little piece'. It was given a Civic Trust Commendation in 1965 as 'a modest yet dramatic little building.' Now operated by the Blackpool and The Fylde College, the building is a rare example of architecture and technology combining together to form a pleasurable as well as useful structure.

Sources
Architects' Journal, 5 December 1962, p.1259
Sir Nikolaus Pevsner, The Buildings of England, North Lancashire, 1969, p.121
Fleetwood Nautical College, A Fleetwood Celebration - the First Hundred Years 1892 to 1992, p.25.


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