Record Details

NHER Number:35399
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cold War Royal Observers Corp site

Summary

This Cold War Royal Observers Corps site was opened in August 1960 and closed in September 1991. Observers at the site would have recorded fall out levels in the event of nuclear attack. The site has now been demolished, the only traces of it left are telegraph poles.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 6006 0349
Map Sheet:TF60SW
Parish:DOWNHAM WEST, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Opened August 1960, closed September 1991. Demolished, only traces are telegraph poles, one with bucket on top. See (S1).
E. Rose (NLA), July 2000.

Monument Types

  • ROYAL OBSERVER CORPS SITE (Cold War - 1960 AD to 1991 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

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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