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BT Payphone, Dunsop Bridge
Dunsop Bridge, Forest of Bowland, Lancashire
BT Payphone, Dunsop Bridge
associated engineer
British Telecommunications plc
date  29th June 1992
era  Modern  |  category  Telecommmunications  |  reference  SD661501
photo  Paul Dunkerley / ICE R&D Fund
This is the 100,000th British Telecom Payphone to be erected in the UK. To commemorate this statistic, British Telecome located this clear sided modern call box in the small hamlet of Dunsop Bridge, within the Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and as close as possible to the geographical centre of Great Britain.
Assessing the exact location of Britain's centre has been a subject of dispute, mainly over whether to include tidal fluctuations, the mainland, or its outlying islands. Nevertheless, inside the call box is a small plaque that identifies Dunsop Bridge as its centre. The plaque reads as follows.
"BT You are calling from the BT payphone that marks the centre of Great Britain. It is the 100,000th payphone to be installed by BT and was officially opened on 29 June 1992. The exact centre of Great Britain and 401 associated islands is at National Grid reference SD 63770 56550 as supplied by Ordnance Survey."
Research: PD and AJD
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BT Payphone, Dunsop Bridge