Royal Observer Corps
Record added 26/4/2001
Post Name MIDDLETON
OS Grid Reference TF67341598
County Norfolk
Date opened March 1960 and 1989
Date closed October 1968 and September 1991
Location In a rectangular compound on the South side of Lynn Road (A47).
Description OPEN There is a small area of hard standing with a weighted bar giving access to the west side of he compound. All surface features remain intact with the top of the shaft set very close to ground level. A metal dome on the ventilation shaft indicates thios was a master post. There is some flaking of the light green paint. The post was re-furbished at great expense when Kings Lynn had to be abandoned due to water ingress. The hatch was locked when inspected in 1998 but the locks have now been cut of and it is open. Internally much remains including the table, shelf, two cupboards, a long wooden bench seat, two mattresses, post log, visitors log, some papers, 2 cloud charts, mirror, light, battery switching box, plastic crockery, cutlery, 2 plastic bowls, 2 brooms, 3 plastic buckets, 3 pairs of Wellington boots. Inm the toilet there is a hand pumped sink. There is a hole cut in the top of the access shaft with a ventilation grille, this was probably done during the refurbishment. A new hatch has also been fitted with a different internal lock.There is some flaking of the light green paint. Although closed in the 1968 re-organisation the post was re-furbished at great expense when Kings Lynn had to be abandoned due to water ingress reopening about 1989.

Sept 2014
Now padlocked. Site somewhat overgrown with brambles, the 'car park' gate is locked.
Signs of activity at the post as noticed a Solar panel plus what looked like a radio aerial on the ventilation shaft!
Remaining
Surface
Structures
None
Date of Visit 4.7.1998 & 20.3.2002
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