Royal Observer Corps
Record added 24/4/2001
Post Name SACRISTON
OS Grid Reference NX22244798
County Durham
Date opened About 1960
Date closed September 1991
Location In a high fenced compound by cellphone mast and trig. station, on the north side of Charlaw Lane
Description LOCKED All surface features remain intact with some flaking of the light green paint. A metal dome on the ventilation shaft indicates this was a master post. The FSM pipe is unusually tall. The top of the access hatch has been rebuilt and reinforced with a square metal hoop. A Torlift hatch has been fitted along with a single padlock. The hatch can be opened with a Torlift key. Internally much remains including the table, shelf, cupboard, WB1401 carrier receiver and WB1410 filter unit, Tele-talk, BPI mount, mirror, 2 mattresses, 3 pairs of Wellington boots, visitors log, two light rain coats, cutlery, crockery, BT junction boxes and wiring, battery switching box, battery box, pick axe, spade, kettle, paper tray, 1st aid manual and various papers and forms. A draw has been added fixed to the underside of the table. When visited in October 2007 the hatch had been forced open but there was little change in the monitoring room.
Remaining
Surface
Structures
The concrete base of the aircraft post stands outside the compound on the north side.
Date of Visit 27.3.2002
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