Royal Observer Corps
Record added 26/4/2001
Post Name STOCKBRIDGE
OS Grid Reference SU38133528
County Hampshire
Date opened February 1962 and between 1975 and 1983
Date closed October 1968 and September 1991
Location In a small rectangular compound next to trig. station on Woodbury Ring (ancient site). 600 yards North of old A272 and North of Stockbridge Down (National Trust).
Description LOCKED All surface features remain intact although badly weathered due to the exposed position. There is a dome on the ventilation shaft indicating this was a master post. The shaft itself is damaged with both louvres disintegrating. The hatch is locked. There is a one foot high concrete plinth on top of the adjacent ventilation shaft with the GZI mounting on top. Closed 1968, re-opened between 1975 and 1983 when Lockerly Green Post closed, finally closed 1991.
Remaining
Surface
Structures
An Orlit A stands 10 yards away outside the compound. Part of its wooden instrument mounting is still in place. WC is painted in large letters on the wall, perhaps the Observers used it for that purpose in later years. It is in medium condition with both doors missing.
Date of Visit 9.10.1999
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