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A historic house that played an important role in quickly warning Britain's Royal Navy of threats of French invasion in the days before phones and internet is up for sale.<br />
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The Grade II listed Semaphore House in Guildford, Surrey, was built in 1821 as part of a vital military signalling system that enabled the Admiralty to communicate with the main channel ports in a matter of seconds rather than relying on galloping messengers on horseback.<br />
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Now a five-bedroom home with 360-degree views from its pretty tower room, the landmark house is on the market with Savills with a guide price of £2.75million.