Record Details

NHER Number:25992
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cold War Royal Observer Corps site

Summary

A Cold War Royal Observer Corps Orlit Post and bunker. The bunker, an underground monitoring post, was built in December 1958 and closed in October 1968.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 9562 2928
Map Sheet:TF92NE
Parish:KETTLESTONE, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

February 1991. Visit.
Prefabricated concrete Royal Observer Corps Post and shelter, with underground bunker with air shafts/access shaft etc. Loacated 113m south of Fakenham to Norwich road in east boundary hedge of field subject to possible gravel extraction threat.
D. Edwards (NLA), 5 February 1991

Underground bunkers date from after 1953.

Known as Fakenham post, built December 1958, closed October 1968. Externally complete, interior stripped, at some date clad in polystyrene tile. Orlit A to south good condition with sliding door and instrument mounting.
See (S1).
E. Rose (NLA), July 2000.

Monument Types

  • ORLIT POST (Mid 20th Century to Late 20th Century - 1958 AD to 1968 AD)
  • ROYAL OBSERVER CORPS SITE (Mid 20th Century to Late 20th Century - 1958 AD to 1968 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

<S1>Article in Serial: Catford, N.. 1999. ROC Underground Posts in Norfolk.. NIAS Journal. Vol 6, No 4. pp 59ff.

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