Record Details

NHER Number:35431
Type of record:Building
Name:Royal Observer Corps site

Summary

This Royal Observation Corps site was used to observe plane movements. The aircraft observation tower has one ground floor room and two above it (one with no roof). The underground observation room which would have been used in the event of a nuclear attack to measure fallout can no longer be seen.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 6983 0060
Map Sheet:TF60SE
Parish:BOUGHTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK
STOKE FERRY, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Opened May 1961. Closed October 1968.
Underground post vanished. Aircraft observation tower, perhaps older, remains; one ground floor room, two above it (one with no roof) Ministry of Defence wooden hut has reappeared in a neighbouring garden. See (S1).
E. Rose (NLA), July 2000.

Monument Types

  • ROYAL OBSERVER CORPS MONITORING POST (Cold War - 1961 AD to 1968 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Higher Level Stewardship

Sources and further reading

<S1>Article in serial: Catford, N.. 1999. Royal Observer Corps Underground Posts in Norfolk.. Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society Journal. Vol 6, no 4, pp 59-70. pp 59ff.

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