Royal Observer Corps
Record added 26/4/2001
OS Grid Reference TR02571997
County Kent
Date opened 1965
Date closed September 1991
Location In fenced compound on Lydd Ranges on South side of Jury's Gap Road.
Description LOCKED. Unlike other Kent posts which are entirely underground, the Dungeness post was built at or just below the surface and covered with earth and shingle making a conspicuous mound within the compound with a concrete path across the shingle and steps up the mound. Externally and internally the post is in excellent condition with shelving, two cupboards, bedside curtains but no bunks, tool rack, weather charts, photographs and paperwork including the visitors log. Cellnet tried to buy the site but the MOD refused to sell at the request of Major Pat O'Reilly who feels it should be retained for heritage reasons. There are plans to repaint the post internally and re-laminate the remaining papers to preserve them. From time to time the it is used by the local police for surveillance purposes. The hatch is locked.
Date of Visit 18.12.1997
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