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A historic World War Two POW water tower has emerged on the market for £1.2million after being converted into a modern family home.<br />
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The original red brick structure was once part of 78 Working Camp, which housed 700 Italian and German prisoners in the Essex countryside near Braintree.<br />
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It doubled as a secret communications hub, sending early warning signals of enemy aircraft to Wethersfield, an American airbase five miles away.   <br />
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The derelict tower, dating from 1938, and one acre plot in High Garrett, near Braintree, were bought by Jon Oakley and his wife Vicky for £285,000 in 2017. It had been unused since 1950.<br />
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They have spent several hundred thousand pounds converting it into a five storey home with four en-suite bathrooms and a ground floor extension. A top level has been added to the 50ft structure to replace the water tank which was removed following the war.