Record Details

NHER Number:25262
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two monitoring post and Cold War Royal Observers Corps site


This Royal Observers Corps site is an underground room that was built in January 1959. It may have replaced an earlier World War Two monitoring post. The site would have been used in the event of a nuclear war to measure fall out. It went out of use in 1991, but has been completely restored with all its fittings still installed and is occasionally open to the public.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 695 318
Map Sheet:TF63SE

Full description

Royal Observer Corps post.
Mostly underground, no raised chamber above ground in this instance. Still in use.
E. Rose (NAU), 10 May 1989.

The underground type date from after 1953. This example built in January 1959. It is now restored, fitted out and opened to the public, though inaccurately known as Mill Lane, Dersingham (in fact Mill Road, Ingoldisthorpe).
See (S1) press cuttings in file and also filed under NHER 33781.
E. Rose (NLA), 2 September 1999.

Cold War Monuments Protection Plan assessment identifies this as a site of national importance, and it is to be listed or scheduled.
See file for details and report on CD ROM.
D. Gurney (NLA), 27 December 2001.

Monument Types

  • ROYAL OBSERVER CORPS SITE (Cold War - 1959 AD to 1991 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Cocroft, W.. 2001. Cold War Monuments: An Assessment by the Monuments Protection Programme..
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Article in serial: Catford, N.. 1999. ROC Underground Posts in Norfolk.. NIAS Journal. Vol 6, No 4. pp 59ff.

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