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The gates mimic the restored water tower cistern.
A historic World War Two POW water tower has emerged on the market for £1.2million after being converted into a modern family home.
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.
It doubled as a secret communications hub, sending early warning signals of enemy aircraft to Wethersfield, an American airbase five miles away.
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.
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.