Royal Observer Corps
Record added 10/5/2001
Post Name TRAQUAIR
OS Grid Reference NT32703436
County Peebles-shire
Date opened 1962
Date closed September 1991
Location On a low mound on the north side of the B709, 100 yards west of the entrance to Damhead Farm on the opposite side of the road.
Description LOCKED All surface features remain intact with bad flaking of the green paint, which is on the metal and wooden louvers only. There is some cracking of the concrete apron around the access shaft. There is added concrete around the base of the BPI and FSM pipes. The hatch was locked when visited in 2002 but some time after that the hasps were cut. It has now been re-locked. Internally The following items remain: table, shelf, cupboard, battery box, fuse box, folding canvas chair, BT junction boxes/wiring, 2 cluster maps, saucepan, teapot, 2 kettles, light, BPI mount, low table, foot rest, enamel bucket with lid, cargo net, some papers, rope, log book, shelf in toilet recess, dustpan, zinc pail, cleaning materials, plastic bowl and rubber gloves. There is a large book ‘Standard operating procedures – Joint Annexes Issue 3 Nay 1989’. The cloud posters (indicating this was a ROCMET post) have been cut up and the pictures stuck on individual pages in a loose-leaf book There is an overgrown gate in the roadside hedge with one telegraph pole nearby. The post was sold in 2003
Remaining
Surface
Structures
An Orlit A stands alongside with BT cables routed up through a pipe. It retains part of it's original corrugated roof and entrance door. The instrument table is still in place.
Date of Visit 16.5.2002 & 20.4.2003
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