Former World War Two RAF Control Tower near Lincoln put on the market

Lincoln house hunters with an eye for the unusual may have struck lucky as a former World War Two RAF Control Tower has been put up for sale.

The building, on the site of the former RAF Wigsley, is located in between Wigsley and North Scarle to the south-west of Lincoln.

The base was constructed as a bomber airfield in 1942, and operated as a training facility with Lancaster bombers and Stirling bombers in later years.

It was reactivated as a relief landing ground for Vampires and Meteors of the nearby Swinderby base, when it finally closed in 1958.

Former runways have been removed and the land is farmed on rotation.

A guide price for the building has been set at £150,000

A guide price for the building has been set at £150,000

The existing building is rectangular and stands principally over three storeys with sections set over two storeys, and is located in an area of rough grassland and scrub.

It also comes will full planning permission for residential conversion and relevant reports and surveys, which are available on request or on the Newark & Sherwood District Council Planning website.

A guide price of £150,000 for the 1.7 acre site has been suggested by local estate agents Richard Wilkinson & Partners.

Richard Watkinson, founder of the firm, said: “This is something very different being offered to market and isn’t something you see every day.

“The property is surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside on all sides, but is just 10 miles away from Lincoln and just a couple more to the popular market town of Newark, making it really accessible too.

“Many people dream of taking on a project like this, but it is very unusual for something as interesting as this former WW2 RAF Control Tower to come to market, and we’re certain that it will receive a great deal of interest.”