Royal Observer Corps
Record added 9/5/2001
Post Name PARTON
OS Grid Reference NX68867036
County Kirkcudbrightshire
Date opened April 1960
Date closed September 1991
Location In a dell on a low hilltop 100 metres north of A713.
Description LOCKED All surface features remain intact with some flaking of the green paint. Both the FSM pipe and the ventilation shafts stand on a concrete plinth. The hatch is locked but can be opened with a Scottish T bar key. Internally much remains including the table, shelf, cupboard twin bunks, 3 mattresses, two folding canvas chairs, keys, broom, rolled 1:500000 OS maps in a tube, cluster map, magnetic wall board with magnetic strips, candle holder, cutlery, crockery, various papers and forms, visitors log, small splint, kettle, light, 2 shovels, rubber gloves, dustpan/brush, pick axe/handle, teapot, noticeboard/notices, light, large wooden shelf rack in one corner, rope, net, battery box, two wire brushes shelf in toilet and tins of paint. There is 1 of water at the bottom of the shaft but the monitoring room floor is slightly raised and is dry. There are wooden steps over the wall by the A713 for access to the post.
The concrete base of an aircraft post is visible on a low hill nearby.
Date of Visit 3.9.2002
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