Royal Observer Corps
Record added 18/4/2001
Post Name LAMPETER
OS Grid Reference SN58214841
County Cardiganshire
Date opened December 1959
Date closed September 1991
Location In a high secure compound in the corner of a field east of
Lampeter University accommodation blocks. In the south east corner of a field, 250 yards north of an un-named minor road.
Description LOCKED All surface features remain intact, the hatch is locked. A dome on the ventilation shaft indicates this was a master post. The high fence was installed in the early 1980's following anti-nuclear protests from students at the University. The compound is still securely locked and could
not be entered. This was one of 6 posts containing seismograph equipment (the others being Barham (Kent), South Creake (Norfolk), St. Breward (Cornwall), Llanuwchllyn (Merionethshire) and Middlemoor (Yorkshire). When questioned about these seismic stations in 1994 the public relations officer at AWE Aldermaston said "These form a part of the Ministry of Defence network of seismic stations used in connection with nuclear test ban
verification. We have 6 seismic stations at former ROC sites. The use of the present tense would suggest that these stations were still operational. When inspected in 1994 the post at Barham was empty and open although it is now locked. When the South Creake Post was inspected in 1998 the seismic equipment and batteries were still there and operating. The equipment is looked after by a former post observer.
Remaining
Surface
Structures
None
Date of Visit 21.5.2002
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