Royal Observer Corps
Record added 25/4/2001
OS Grid Reference SD36038335
County Lancashire
Date opened June 1965
Date closed October 1968
Location On a low mound within an overgrown square compound 25 yards north of an un-named minor road close to a public footpath.
Description OPEN All surface features remain intact with some green paint and ventilation louvres. There is some damage to the hatch surround and the hatch is open. Internally all that remains is the folding table, shelf, cupboard, twin bunks, BPI mount, GPO junction boxes and wiring, light and wiring. In January 2013 the hatch was found to be welded shut but when visited in May 2017 it was once again open. Both the underground post and the Orlit are little changed since the first site visit in 2001.
An Orlit B stands on a hill top 600 yards to the north at SD36360398. It has a stunning 360 degree view. The roof of the crew room is lying on the ground and the steps are in poor condition with the top handrail missing.
Date of Visit 13.07.2001
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