Royal Observer Corps
Record added 26/4/2001
OS Grid Reference TQ77268363
County Essex
Date opened June 1962
Date closed October 1968
Location On waste land in the NE corner of Northwick Retail Park on the south side of Northwick Road at the junction with disused access road to Charfleets Industrial Estate.
Description OPEN. When first inspected in 1997 the post was in reasonable external condition with all surface features intact but with some land erosion around the access shaft. The FSM pipe is mounted on a raised concrete plinth and the ventilation shaft is mounted on ten course of bricks. Internally the post is in good condition although completely stripped apart from the cupboard and some wiring. The white paintwork is still in good clean condition. When inspected in October 2000 the ventilation shaft was found to be badly damaged, as was the hatch, which is now detached from the access shaft. Recent development in the area has missed the post but its future remains uncertain.
Date of Visit 2.7.1997 & 19.6.1998 & 28.10.2000
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