Royal Observer Corps
Record added 27/4/2001
Post Name BURGHILL
OS Grid Reference SO48344512
County Herefordshire
Date opened November 1961
Date closed September 1991
Location In a rectangular compound on a low mound on high point on pastoral land. 150 yards East of cellular phone site and 200 yards West of A4110.
Description LOCKED All surface features remain intact with the khaki paint flaking. A metal dome and aerial mounting on the ventilation shaft indicates this was a master post. The hatch is locked but can be opened with a 'T' bar key. Internally much remains including table, shelf, cupboard, twin bunks with mattresses. radio shelf. light, wiring, BT concretion boxes, fire blanket box and the plate from the top of the FSM pipe. There is also a floor mounted hand operated pump with a pipe running up the ventilation shaft that was used for pumping up the aerial mast.
Remaining
Surface
Structures
A brick aircraft post. probably dating from WW2 stands close by at SO4837045124. It is approximately 12' X 8' and divided into two rooms. The larger (8' X 8') room was for aircraft observation and was originally roofless apart from a triangular slab across each corner (labeled N, S, E & W) to give some protection from the weather to those sitting below. (These still remain) The room has now been roofed with a corrugated sheet by the farmer. The crew room which has a slightly sloping roof is 8' X 4'.
Date of Visit 13.10.1999
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