Royal Observer Corps
Record added 2/5/2001
Post Name EARLS BARTON
OS Grid Reference SP87056471
County Northamptonshire
Date opened Unknown
Date closed September 1991
Location In a small rectangular compound 50 yards East of un-named minor road (originally beside the road but the road was re-aligned when the bridge over the new A45 was built). In bushes at the Southern end of the Wellingborough Rugby Club car park.
Description OPEN All surface features remain intact with some flaking of the green paint. The top of the access shaft has been rebuilt (1989) and a new larger hatch (Torlift) fitted. The hatch was locked when first visited on 20.2.1999 but is now open and broken. Internally the post is damp with the following items remaining: long table, rack of wooden shelves, 11 chairs (!), oil heater (wouldn't have been allowed), duffel coat. cape, some papers, bandages, utensils, wiring, battery box, fire blanket box, light, carpet sweeper. Unusually the pump is not seized and it is still possible to pump water out of the sump.
July 2012 - Earls Barton no access available inside
Remaining
Surface
Structures
None
Date of Visit 20.2.1999 and 15.8.1999
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