Royal Observer Corps
Record added 27/4/2001
Post Name WEEK ST. MARY
OS Grid Reference SX23419836
County Cornwall
Date opened June 1960
Date closed October 1968
Location In the north west corner of a field on the west side of a farm track.
Description OPEN All surface features remain intact and set low in the ground with the ventilation louvres missing. The hatch is open. Internally the post is flooded to a depth of 3 inches. Only the twin bunks remain. Unusually the monitoring room is back to front. Going through the door the furniture was on the right hand side.
Remaining
Surface
Structures
A two story rendered brick aircraft post stands alongside within a small rectabgular compound. Some of the rendering has fallen away as has the end wall of the observation room. The crew quarters are on the ground floor which is approximately 11' X 8' with a door in the east wall and a window in the west wall. There is a concrete mounting for a stove with a hole for the flue in the ceiling above and the remains of the flue going through the wall of the upper crew room. The upper story has a 7' X 7' open observation area. The plotting chart pillar survives in the middle of an octagonal concrete platform. The crew room alongside is 5' X 8' with a slightly sloping concrete roof. There is a telephone bracket in the south west corner and the position of the external wooden stairs on the east wall is clearly visible.
Date of Visit 17.7.2000
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