Royal Observer Corps
Record added 10/5/2001
Post Name KILLEARN
OS Grid Reference NS52958657
County Stirlingshire
Date opened March 1960
Date closed September 1991
Location In a square compound on hilltop 30 yards south of A875. The post is located in a fenced compound. There are wooden steps over the fence for access next to a telegraph pole on the A875.
Description OPEN All surface features are intact although the concrete apron around access shaft has been undermined by rabbits, the green paint is flaking and some of the concrete is damaged on the ventilation shaft adjacent to the access shaft. The hatch is detached and open. The top of the access shaft us also damaged. Internally there is some water at the bottom of the shaft but the monitoring room is dry. The toilet recess is full of debris. Many artefacts remain including the table, shelf, cupboard, three stacking chairs, single bunk with mattress, kettle, brush, shovel, poster (resuscitation techniques), folding table, notice board, additional shelving, BPI mount, blackboard/easel, FSM slot in table, sleeping bag and cleaning materials. Some of the internal roof cladding has begun to fall away in places. There was some evidence that the post has been used as a den by local children, (posters on walls and numerous bottles), though there was surprisingly little vandalism. An attempt to start a fire on the folding table has caused little damage. There is a small underground fuel store located on the north side of the compound. When viosited by Ian Collins in July 2004 the post had deteriorated badly internally.
Remaining
Surface
Structures
The base of an aircraft post lies immediately behind the post, together with a telephone pole.
Date of Visit 6.9.2002
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