Royal Observer Corps
Record added 24/4/2001
Post Name HINDERWELL
OS Grid Reference NZ79311781
County Yorkshire
Date opened June 1960
Date closed September 1991
Location On the east side of a field boundary by trig station, 250 yards west of Rosedale Lane and 150 yards south west of a public footpath.
Description OPEN All surface features remain intact with some flaking of the khaki/green paint. The hatch is partly detached and open. Internally the post is in good condition with much remaining including: table, shelf, cupboard, twin bunks with mattresses, WB1401 carrier receiver and WB1410 filter unit, 3 X 1” OS maps (on wall), tool rack, Dexion table, Dexion shelf unit, fire blanket in box, BT junction boxes/wiring, wooden chest of drawers, 4 chairs, various papers and forms, BPI mount, notice board, Bible, 4 Jerry cans, shelf in toilet with cleaning materials and tins of paint, dustpan, spade, post battery/box, large splint, small splint, ROC magazines, T-pot, crockery, enamel bucket, spade, broom, mirror, stool, light, FSM gaskets. There is also a notice which reads ‘RIP No. 61 Hinderwell C/Obs Clive Baker, L/Obs, Margaret Meer, Obs. Stephanie Aukland, Obs. Ken Fergusson, Obs. Mandy Fish, Obs. Fred Harrison, Obs. Ray Ward”. A line of telegraph poles ends half way to the site. When the post was revisited in October 2006 the shaft was filled with soil.
Remaining
Surface
Structures
The foundations of the aircraft post are visible on a mound overlooking the underground post.
Date of Visit 28.4.2002
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