In April, we launched an appeal to save the only surviving semaphore tower in Britain, Grade II* listed Semaphore Tower on Chatley Heath in Surrey. Complete with a working semaphore mast, it is a unique remnant from the Napoleonic era.
Thanks to the incredible generosity of over 1,000 supporters, we are delighted to announce that the fundraising target for the Semaphore Tower appeal has been reached, and the future of this building is now much brighter.
This great news means we can press ahead in the hope of starting work later this year, with completion possible by the end of 2020. We are seeking a main contractor to lead the project, whilst finalising all the necessary consents. The confirmed programme will become clearer in the next few months.
View our full plans for Semaphore Tower
We are hugely grateful to all those who have supported the appeal for Semaphore Tower, including:
Guardians of Semaphore Tower and other lead supporters:
Mrs S Andrew, Mr A Baker, Dr J Bull, Dr P Corry, Ms S Darling, Dr C Guettler and Ms J Graham, Mr S and Mrs R Jordan, Dr and Mrs B Moxley, Mr M Seale, Mr D Simon, Ms M Swann, Mr J Thompson, Mrs P Thompson, Mr W Tsutsui
Patrons and other generous individuals:
Mr R Baker, Mr D Brine, Mrs M Clark, Mr G Clayton, Mrs D Ford, Dr R Gurd and Ms M Black, Mr D Haunton, Mr D Holberton, Mr A Jardine, Mr N and Mrs W Kingon, Ms V Knapp, Mrs P Maitland Dougall, Mr S Martin, Professor R Mayou, Mr N Merry, Mrs P Nasr, Mr B Preston, Mr M Simms, Dr P Strangeway
Gifts in Wills and in memory:
In memory of Mr P Harris
Charitable Trusts and Statutory Grants:
The H B Allen Charitable Trust, Felix Foundation, , Martha David Fund, Mintaka Trust, The Sargent Charitable Trust, RV and RH Simons Charitable Trust, Peter Stormonth Darling Charitable Trust
We thank all who have supported the appeal, including other Guardians, Patrons and trusts who have chosen to remain anonymous.