Royal Observer Corps
Record added 2/5/2001
Post Name GREAT BOLAS
OS Grid Reference SJ63002105
County Shropshire
Date opened May 1965
Date closed September 1991
Location In a large rectangular compound on hilltop 100 yards south of Middle Lane and 150 yards east of A442
Description OPEN Three sides of the compound fencing, including the gate, survive, on the forth side all the fence posts are lying on the ground. All surface features remain intact with some flaking of the green paint. The FSM pipe is surrounded by a large concrete block. The hatch is open. Internally much remains including the table and shelf (both with strengthened legs), cupboard, shelf above the monitoring room door, rack of shelves in the toilet recess, wooden box for the FSM (With FSM written on it), siren box, the bottom half of the twin bunks with three mattresses, large hinged map table fixed to the wall, WB1401 carrier receiver with WB1410 filter unit, Tele-talk, FSM pipe blanking plate, BT wiring and connection boxes, BPI mount, fire blanket box. The post has been revisited by former Observers Green, Lee, Baldwin, Jewkes & Brown in 1966, 1997 & 1998. They have left their name on a sheet of paper and on the wall.
Remaining
Surface
Structures
None
Date of Visit 21.7.2000
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