Royal Observer Corps
Record added 26/4/2001
Post Name BILLINGE BEACON
OS Grid Reference SD52510141
County Lancashire
Date opened January 1960
Date closed October 1968
Location Beside footpath 60 yards West of and below Beacon
Description SEALED The four concrete corner posts of the compound remain in place. The BPI pipe has gone and both ventilation shafts have been cut down to below the level of the louvres and capped with concrete. The access shaft has an 8 thick concrete slap on top of it. The step is detached and lying nearby. The post retains a littler green paint.
Mark Gaskill reports that on 3.6.2000 the concrete slab had been removed and the shaft was open but filled with rubble and rubbish but with sufficient room to climb down although the ladder is loose. When inspected in 2007 the post had been resealed with concrete.
Remaining
Surface
Structures
The Beacon itself was used for aircraft observation during and after the war. It is preserved and locked.
Date of Visit 30.8.1999
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