Last Alteration: Monday 08 April 2013

Sussex Police Training Centre (Crowborough)

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51°02'33"00°06'16" show decimal

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Sussex Police Training Centre (Crowborough)
Duddleswell, East Sussex

Formerly known as Crowborough Wireless Telegraph Station

The original transmitter was built on this site for the Political War Executive in the Second World War, and was partially used by the BBC from 1942 for it's European Service, and then hired by them after the war for the World Service. It was closed in 1992 and the site is now a training centre for Sussex Police.

17th Jan 2007: The site is earmarked to be closed as part of a cost-cutting exercise, reported by Hastings Today (see link below).

How to get here:

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No route recorded to this location.

Parking Details

There are a number of car parks off the road for the forest.

This location is private and has no or limited access only. The training station is private, and there is no access to see whether the buildings are still there; the antenna can easily be seen from the perimeter fences

 

Access: privateStatus: recognisableAntenna

Photo

Photograph taken: 8th March 2007 by Chuck Foster

Castrovalva
Screen Shot
Filmed: 1 Sep 1981
The companions are captured by base security.

Castrovalva
Screen Shot
Filmed: 1 Sep 1981
The Master's TARDIS materialises nearby.

 

Additional Notes:

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The antenna is within the training centre, but is easily visible from the fences outside.

Other parts of the centre

Castrovalva (1)Screen Shot
Filmed: 1 Sep 1981
Station

Castrovalva (1)Screen Shot
Filmed: 1 Sep 1981
Station

Castrovalva (1)Screen Shot
Filmed: 1 Sep 1981
Transmitters

Other nearby locations:

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Crowborough Training Camp (The Curse of Fenric). No route recorded to this location.

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Withyham Cricket Club (Black Orchid). No route recorded to this location.

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Harrison's Rocks (Castrovalva). No route recorded to this location.

Further links about the location:

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Subterranean Britain - Crowborough Transmitter

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Hasting Today - Details on Sussex Police cost-cutting plans.

Related Stories

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Castrovalva [1 Sep 1981]: A newly regenerated Doctor is rescured from the Pharos Project.

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