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GTS Station - Noada

Noada Map

Location 22.66944N/88.37500E
Visited 22nd November 2016
Series Calcutta Longitudinal
Sol 125K Sheet 79B NW
Description Semaphore-type tower of cylindrical construction with rendered exterior. Three horizontal string-courses are visible, and the interior of the tower has some timbers surviving of the staging. Small oval-shaped openings are arranged vertically, and two opposing ground-floor entrances each have a round-headed arch. In many respects the tower at Noada has much in common with Nibria, also a semaphore-type tower. The immediate surroundings at Noada are residential buildings, and the tower itself is located to the west of the Barrackpore Trunk Road, in the northern districts of Kolkata. As a semaphore tower, it is likely that Noada was contemporary with Nibria and so pre-existed the Calcutta Baseline nearby and the two terminal towers constructed by Everest at Rishi and at Sukchar.

Noada Tower

   
Historical account A TS named Noáda is listed in GTS Synopsis Volume XII (page 105) but does not appear in the detailed descriptions of stations. The location is given by the GTS as 88˚ 25’ 6.37’’ N and 22˚ 40’ 7.37’’ E.
   
Condition The external render is decayed in places but overall the structure is intact and well-preserved, as are the tower’s internal features, unusually so.


Noada Tower Base   Inside Noada Tower
 
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Aknapur
Baniban
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Bhola
Bira
Brul
Dhaja
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Mayapur
Mirzápur
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Noada
Noráda
Pokpari
Rishi
Samalia
Sarisá
Satten
Simahát
Sukchar