Royal Observer Corps
Record added 2/5/2001
Post Name MARSTON MAGNA
OS Grid Reference ST59022548
County Somerset
Date opened November 1962
Date closed September 1991
Location In a small overgrown rectangular compound 50 yards South of A303, South of its junction with Gasson Lane. Just East of unusual aerial array, (apparently repeaters for RNAS Yeovilton's approach radio - an aircraft on a particularly low approach would 'vanish' in the shadow of the hill.
Description OPEN All surface features remain intact with some flaking of the green paint. There is an 18" extension to the ventilation shaft adjacent to the access shaft with the GZI mounting on top. There is a metal sign on the fence which reads 'Crown Property Keep Out'. The hatch is locked with a single new padlock. There is a single disused telegraph pole in the field nearby. When visited in 2000 the post was locked, it is now open and in good internal condition with a little vandalism.
Remaining
Surface
Structures
None
Date of Visit 11.6.2000
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