Royal Observer Corps
Record added 26/4/2001
Post Name HENHAM
OS Grid Reference TL54812811
County Essex
Date opened November 1961
Date closed September 1991
Location A small compound alongside the footpath behind No. 1 Carters Lane.
Description LOCKED Externally the post is in good condition with all surface features intact although all the paint has gone. The hatch is locked but can be opened with a 'T' bar key. Internally it is clean and free of vandalism. The only furniture remaining is the cupboard and the wooden brackets for the table and shelf. Other items remaining including mattresses, light fittings and wiring, kitchen utensils and a few papers. Recently the bunker has been used by the Royal Signals as a triangulation station, operated by NO2 brigade home communications regiment for post strike HF comms. Although the bunker is empty it is rigged to be used and is checked regularly. The MOD pay the Parish Council to maintain the exterior and local residents have been asked to inform the police if the post is tampered with.
Date of Visit 8.5.1998
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