Royal Observer Corps
Record added 1/5/2001
Post Name BOWES PARK
OS Grid Reference TQ30069035
County London & Middlesex
Date opened February 1964
Date closed September 1991
Location In a small compound 100 yards North of Alexandra Palace Way on public open ground on the edge of a wood. 300 yards east of the old TV mast on the Palace.
Description LOCKED All surface features remain intact although the louvres on the ventilation shaft adjacent to the access shaft are missing and one of the louvres on the main ventilation shaft is hanging off (2003). the top of the access shaft was reconstructed in 1989 and a new larger hatch (Torlift) fitted. The hatch is locked but could be opened with a Torlift key or large screwdriver when inspected in 1998. A padlock has now been fitted on the hinged plate covering the key hole. Internally much remains including cupboard, shelf, rack of shelves, some BT equipment, papers, posters, utensils, maps and four pairs of Wellington boots. (An ROC training manual dated 1989 was removed for preservation).
Remaining
Surface
Structures
None
Date of Visit 13.8.1998
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