Royal Observer Corps
Record added 26/4/2001
OS Grid Reference TQ01823580
County Surrey
Date opened September 1961
Date closed September 1991
Location On a slightly raised area just inside the perimeter fence of Dunsfold Airfield close to a Kinney hut (shed that housed telemetry equipment)
Description LOCKED All surface features remain intact, a metal dome and an aerial bracket on the ventilation shaft indicates this was a master post. There are two brick steps up to the access shaft. All the metal is painted black. The hatch is locked. Internally the cupboard, table and shelf are in place together with a tool board, copper straps, BT wiring, contents of first aid box, broom, 3 wooden chairs, waste bin, paper tray. The post has been connected to the mains with several lights, 13 amp sockets and pull switches. There is a mains fuse box below the ventilation shaft outlet. The post was known locally as 'Dunsfold' Cranleigh was fitted with an experimental ventilation system towards the end of it's life. Only a few posts had this fitted, examples are on display at Hack Green, Newark Air Museuum and Newhaven Fort.
5th September 2017
Give Grade II Listed Status by Historic England
December 2017: 1800 houses are to built on the airfield site.
Surrey News
A spokesman from Rutland Group, which manages the site, said: "The ROC monitoring post and memorial commemorating the construction of Dunsfold Airfield in 1942 are part of the Airfield's history and our addendum to the original planning application simply seeks to ensure their protection as we go forward."
Date of Visit 9.5.2000
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