On a mound at the end of a line of telegraph poles on the East side of a public footpath running east from Threshfield Court Care Centre on B6265.
LOCKED All surface features remain intact with the green paint flaking badly. The hatch is locked.
January 2016: The post was in very good condition. very dry
Opened in 1962 and closed in 1991.
Visit to ROC POST GRASSINGTON, 24 JULY 2023
There is a convenient parking space on the verge about 200m down the B6170 at Threshfield, near the entrance to a path lined with drystone walls on either side.
Then walk up the path for 200m and the ROC post is about 5m into a field on the right on a slight mound.
The hatch is locked with two very rusty and likely seized padlocks. All the external features are present and in good condition, it looks as if somebody is taking care of it. The fixed Survey Indicator pipe has a big plate, the BPI looks normal, no sensor, just the pipe.
While we were there a man walked past and asked if we were interested in ROC Posts. When I said I was fascinated by them, he said he was one of the ROC volunteers who used to serve there! He said he didn’t particularly enjoy it. They used to go in every 2-3 weeks and check everything and send dummy data to the central HQ just to confirm the comms and principle of operation was functioning correctly. Chatting to him made up for not being able to go inside. He had no idea who had the keys or who could open it.