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HUT 6 BLETCHLEY PARK

ALTERNATIVE NAME:  HUT 16 BLETCHLEY PARK
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Hut 6 formed part of the Government Code and Cipher School at Bletchley Park. It was built in the winter of 1939-1940 to house the section which had been established by Gordan Welchman at the beginning of the war to decipher German raw Enigma traffic, army and air force messages received by teleprinter or despatch rider from intercept stations. Hut 6 moved to D Block (Monument HOB UID 1525316) in February 1943. In early March the Hut was refitted and renamed Hut 16 and occupied by ISK, a section which worked on Abwehr (German Secret Service) hand ciphers. Eight month later ISK moved to Block G (Monument HOB UID 144003) and the Hut was remodelled to house an overflow from the Naval Section.

During the 1970s and 1980s the Hut was used as hostel accommodation and also as offices by British Telecom.

It is a single storey rectangular building, constructed of timber on a brick plinth with double pitched felt roof. Remains of a blast wall are present around the southwest corner of the building.

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