Royal Observer Corps
Record added 2/5/2001
Post Name WHITCHURCH
OS Grid Reference SJ55534206
County Shropshire
Date opened October 1960
Date closed October 1968
Location On hilltop 300 yards east of Black Park Road (along footpath over railway line).
Description OPEN All surface features remain in place but in poor condition. The ventilation louvres have gone and the top of the ventilation shaft has been broken off. The ventilation shaft adjacent to the access shaft has gone above the bottom of the louvre holes. The hatch is missing and the ladder has been removed. Access was gained using an electron caving ladder. The shaft has some bent metal piping in it making access difficult. Internally the twin bunks and single bed remain although dismantled. The table and shelf are detached and the hatch lies on the floor. There is a battery box. The monitoring room is strewn with rubbish and rubble and fire damaged and the door is detached. Shropshire Fire & Rescue Services attended a fire at the post in the autumn of 2005 and the are going to recommend to the landowner that the shaft is infilled.
Remaining
Surface
Structures
None
Date of Visit 21.7.2000
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