Royal Observer Corps
Record added 24/4/2001
Post Name GREAT AYTON
OS Grid Reference NZ54351215
County Yorkshire
Date opened November 1965
Date closed September 1991
Location On a low mound in a square compound on a narrow area of land between A172 and an un-named minor road.
Description LOCKED All surface features remain intact with some flaking of the green paint. A dome on the ventilation shaft indicates this was a master post. The hatch is locked but can be opened with a T-Bar key. Internally the post is very damp with most papers soaking wet and unreadable and there is 4" of water on the floor. Many items remain however including the table, shelf, cupboard, two mattresses, broom, pick axe, bucket, dustpan, siren box, first aid box (complete), battery switching box, BPI mount, light, thermometer, copper earth straps, thermometer, coax, pots & pans, utensils, chair, teapot, ear defenders, wiring, notice board, 2 pairs of Wellington boots, practice maroon launcher, cape, waterproof jacket, battery box and a sign which reads 'HQ 23 Group Durham ODV5 64819'.

August 2009
Reported that post recently demolished and site cleared

David Thompson May 2012
There has been a partial clearing of the site in the last 12 months or so with what appears to be an attempted demolition of the 'vent'.
I'm not sure what purpose the green painted tubular poles served but I guess they were part of the post as were the two guy ties I found although they do look to be a later addition as their cement footings look quite new ? The last photos show the old access gate into the site and what was a small car parking area .
Open and unlocked, some water in the post
Remaining
Surface
Structures
There is a basic aircraft post consisting of railings on the grass in the North East corner of the compound.
Date of Visit 1.6.2000
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