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Record details

BCC record ID:0950500000
Type of record:Building
Summary:Adstock Manor, used as an outstation of Bletchley Park in the Second World War.
Grid Reference:SP 73630 29914
Parish:

ADSTOCK, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • MILITARY BASE (Modern - 1940 AD? to 1945 AD?)

Associated finds: none recorded

Public access information

Is the site accessible to the public?No
Is the site visible from a public viewpoint?Unknown

Full description

During WW2 Adstock Manor was used as an outstation for Bletchley Park (Station X) for code breaking (B1).
Improved versions of the ‘Bombes’ known as ‘Jumbos’ had been introduced and to protect from German raids, they were dispersed to outstations at Wavendon and Adstock. By the end of the war there were just under 2000 bombe operators of whom 1676 were Wrens at 6 locations (B2).

Sources and further reading

<1>Bibliographic reference: Chris Smith. Adstock Through The Ages.
<2>Monograph: Michael Smith. 2001. Station X: The Codebreakers of Bletchley Park.

Associated excavations and fieldwork: none recorded

Related monuments: none