RAF tower listed

THE Government has listed two Huntingdonshire landmarks as being of special architectural or historical interest. However shabby it may appear, the former World War II control tower at what was RAF Little Staughton, near St Neots, is regarded as one of

THE Government has "listed" two Huntingdonshire landmarks as being of special architectural or historical interest.

However shabby it may appear, the former World War II control tower at what was RAF Little Staughton, near St Neots, is regarded as one of the best preserved examples of such buildings, which proliferated across East Anglia 60-odd years ago.

The airfield was home to Mosquito reconnaissance planes and bombers of the 109 Pathfinder Squadron and to Lancaster bombers of 583 Squadron, Huntingdonshire District Council said.

The other landmark has a more peaceful connotation - the parish boundary marker at Upton and Coppingford between that parish and Alconbury Weston.


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Louise Brown, the district council's heritage and conservation team leader said: "Our understanding and appreciation about what is important about our heritage is constantly changing.

"Huntingdonshire has a particularly rich history and it is satisfying to note that this increasingly recognised at a national level. The management of the past is very relevant to the future of the district."

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Councillor Peter Bucknell, executive councillor whose responsibilities include planning, said: "The management of the district's heritage and the work of the conservation team are important for the local communities in the district.

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