Sutton Common BT Tower

Sutton Common BT Tower

Sutton Common BT Tower is a radio tower built of reinforced concrete at Macclesfield, Cheshire, England. It is one of the few communication towers in the United Kingdom built of reinforced concrete. It is part of the 1960s 'backbone' network, relaying signals to Heaton Park in the north and Pye Green to the south.

Sutton Common is notable because of it was originally conceived as part of the 1950s 'Backbone' chain designed to provide the UK and NATO with survivable comms during nuclear war. ["Backbone radio link and radio standby to line links for safeguarding vital communications". GPO paper for the Official Committee on Civil Defence, July 1956. The National Archives (UK) CAB 134/1207]


ee also

*British Telecom microwave network
*BT Tower (disambiguation)
*List of towers

External links

* [ Sutton Common's entry at mb21]

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