Royal Observer Corps
Record added 26/4/2001
Post Name MELLOR
OS Grid Reference SD65723132
County Lancashire
Date opened July 1959
Date closed October 1968
Location On a low mound 10 yards West of trig. station overlooking BAE Salmesbury Airfield. A millennium viewpoint pillar has been erected alongside encroaching onto the top of the post
Description SEALED Most surface features remain intact with some green
paint remaining and some soil erosion around both shafts. The BPI pipe has gone. The louvres on the ventilation shaft adjacent to the access shaft have been removed and the holes filled with concrete. There is some damage to the
main ventilation shaft. The shaft is sealed with a four foot thick stone slab which has an interpretation panel fixed two it giving a brief description of the ROC's function with an exploded diagram of the post.
Remaining
Surface
Structures
None
Date of Visit 9.4.2000 & 10.4.2003
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