Royal Observer Corps
Record added 24/4/2001
Post Name HOLME ON SPALDING MOOR
OS Grid Reference SE82213868
County Yorkshire
Date opened May 1960
Date closed September 1991
Location On a mound next to cellphone aerial mast 300 yards along track from All Saints Church.
Description Description: LOCKED Some compound fencing remains in place and there are steps up the mound. All surface features remain intact with the green paint flaking badly. The top of the access shaft was rebuilt in 1989 and a larger hatch (Torlift) fitted. When visited in 2000 a hasp has been welded to the flap covering the security plug and this is secured with padlock. On 3.5.2003 this had been removed and it is now possible to open the hatch using a large screwdriver or Torlift key. Internally the following items remain: table, shelf, cupboard, one chair, long bench seat, air pipe for pump up mast, coax cable for radio, copper earth straps, rope, tool board (detached), battery switching box, fuse box, light, keys, broom, rope, net plastic cups. The post appears to have been wired for mains operation as there were several 13A power sockets and a 240v electric light bulb. A dome on the ventilation shaft indicates this was a master post. A telegraph pole lies in the grass nearby.
Remaining
Surface
Structures
An Orlit B stands nearby. Its external ladder is missing. It has a steel door which is locked but it appears to be empty. A metal rod protrudes from the bottom into the ground below (probably for the telephone line)
Date of Visit 7.5.2000 & 3.5.2003
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