Royal Observer Corps
Record added 24/4/2001
Post Name KIRBY MOORSIDE
OS Grid Reference SE66779102
County Yorkshire
Date opened May 1958
Date closed September 1991
Location On a mound in a square compound on hilltop by private airstrip. Through farm yard and 300 yards along farm track which starts close to the junction of Boonhill Road and Highfield Lane
Description: LOCKED All surface features remain intact with the beige paint in good condition. The hatch is locked.
Description A wooden WW2 aircraft post still survives in a very dilapidated condition in a square compound alongside. It consists of a wooden building 10 X 6. There is a 6 X 6 open section with a circular metal rim in the roof around the open section and a 4 X 6 crew room. Alongside is a 10 X 15 wooden post hut with a hipped roof. This is also in a very dilapidated condition. Inside there are twin wooden bunks and a floor standing wooden cupboard. Surviving wooden building of this age are very rare.
Remaining
Surface
Structures
None
Date of Visit 28.4.2002
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