Royal Observer Corps
Record added 27/4/2001
Post Name MADRON
OS Grid Reference SW43833354
County Cornwall
Date opened November 1962
Date closed September 1991
Location At the end of a line of telegraph poles in an overgrown rectangular compound 15 yards south of an un-named minor road.
Description OPEN There are concrete steps for access on both sides of an earth bank alongside the road. All surface features remain intact with some flaking of the grey/green. A metal dome and aerial bracket on the ventilation shaft indicates this was a master post. The hatch is open but is very rusty. Internally the post has been trashed and is covered in graffiti. The cupboard doors have been pulled off, the table & shelf are detached, as is a rack of small shelves and a sloping table. Other items include the BPI mount (detached), coax, wiring, rack of Dexion shelves and a sign, which says 'Danger unexploded maroon' The post is strewn with rubbish, and there is a little water on the floor at the bottom of the shaft.
A section of concrete block wall from the aircraft post stands alongside.
Date of Visit 16.7.2000
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