Royal Observer Corps
Record added 10/5/2001
Post Name KIRKCOWAN
OS Grid Reference NX32196125
County Wigtownshire
Date opened November 1959
Date closed September 1991
Location On hilltop 250 yards south east from Wellhouse Road. A single
disused telegraph pole stands nearby.
Description: Remaining surface buildings: Date of visit:

Description LOCKED All surface features remain intact with the green paint flaking badly. A metal dome and aerial mast clamp on the ventilation shaft and three guying points indicates this was a master post. The hatch is locked but can be opened with a Scottish 'T' bar key. There are steps on two
adjacent sides of the access shaft. Internally the post is clean and tidy with many items remain in place including twin bunks with mattresses, cupboard, shelf, light, wiring, small splint, FSM pipe gaskets, BT junction boxes, note pads, aerial dome key, aerial pump and piping, crockery, cutlery, BPI mount, light, Dexion shelf, a home made practice maroon launcher, rubber gloves, dustpan, rope and a lot of papers some indicating it was a ROCMET post with tables and weather posters etc. There has been some minor vandalism, names have been scratched into the wall
insulation and a small fire has been started with paper on the main table, though this has caused no damage whatsoever. There is a wide shelf above the monitoring room door and a Dexion table next to the battery position. There
is also a shelf in the toilet recess.
Remaining
Surface
Structures
An Orlit A stands three metres away with its wooden instrument table still intact.
Date of Visit 10.8.2002
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