Record Details

NHER Number:35426
Type of record:Building
Name:Narborough Royal Observation Corps post


This is the site of a nationally important Royal Observation Corps post. It was used during the Cold War as an underground monitoring post.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 7410 0728
Map Sheet:TF70NW

Full description

Royal Observer Corps post.

January 1959 to September 1991.
Surface features intact, interior not seen.
Orlit A remains, with key still in the door but door not locked; internal sliding door and instrument mounting still in place. See (S1).
E. Rose, (NLA) July 2000.

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

Monument Types

  • ORLIT POST (Mid 20th Century to Late 20th Century - 1959 AD to 1991 AD)
  • ROYAL OBSERVER CORPS MONITORING POST (Mid 20th Century to Late 20th Century - 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.
---Designation: Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 1975-?. Norfolk Archaeological Unit Recommendation for Scheduling. Recommendation. NHER18080.
<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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