Royal Observer Corps
Record added 2/5/2001
Post Name WESTBURY-SUB-MENDIP
OS Grid Reference ST50015080
County Somerset
Date opened April 1961
Date closed October 1968
Location In a small rectangular compound on Westbury Beacon close to trig station 600 yards along farm track running west from an un-named minor road. The entrance to the track is opposite an unusual circular mounded reservoir.
Description OPEN A line of telegraph poles runs from half way along the track to a farm building nearby. The poles are original although the line is more recent but now disused. All surface features remain intact but the ventilation louvres are missing and the two shafts are plugged with concrete. Some soil and rubble has been dumped around the access shaft. The hatch is missing as is the ladder and the shaft has been filled with soil and rubble to within two feet of the top.
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An Orlit A stand within its own compound at ST50005078, 50 yards to the west. It has been completely stripped. A modern farm building also stands nearby and close to it there is a small disused winch mounted on a concrete plinth.
Date of Visit 20.8.2000
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