In ‘L’ shaped compound on south side of field boundary, 60 yards south of un-named road.
OPEN All surface features remain intact with the green paint in good condition. A metal dome on the ventilation shaft indicates this was a master post. The guy points for the aerial mast are visible. The hatch is open. Internally much remains including the folding table, shelf, cupboard, three mattresses, a home made device for measuring wind direction, two dustpans, small metal splint, enamel bucket, waste bin, BPI mount, copper earth straps and coax feed for radio, poster, kettle, light, wiring.
Opened in 1958 and closed in 1991.
Still accessible and much the same inside as previous photos.
My first visit to an ROC post, and I was impressed.
There is a convenient layby on the track to the local business park, probably the layby was made for the ROC volunteers to park their car, possibly the last time they’d ever see it.
The bunker is at the top of the hill, with superb views of the surrounding area.
The area close to the bunker is overgrown completely on one side, and you could miss the features if you weren’t looking for them.
The hatch door is in good condition, it was easy to open, the counterbalance operated perfectly.
The ladder is in good condition, still mostly in the original paint.
Downstairs, both doors are in place.
Inside has been gutted with the exception of the fixed table/desks and a cupboard and a couple of mattresses.
The pipe for the Fixed Survey Meter has a chain dangling from it.
The pipe for the Bomb Pressure indicator is there too.
There is a label on one of the desks saying “Milk Chocolate with Biscuit and Fruit”.
There is a switch and fuse box on the wall.
On the wall by the door is a time switch just above a light switch.
Most of the surface wires have been removed, most likely for copper salvage.
Interestingly there are wires going up the air vent and a dome on the outside of the air vent. I think this is for the transmitter, suggesting this was a MASTER ROC POST.
The store/toilet room just had rubble and paint pots.
The walls are a good white, and there was enough light coming down the shaft to illuminate the room without a torch.
Generally I’d say this was in excellent condition, considering it was last used in 1991.
There was some graffiti on the walls.