Monument record MYO4406 - Royal Observer Corps monitoring post

Summary

A Royal Observer Corps monitoring post. The site was built as part of an extensive network of posts designed to confirm and report hostile aircraft and nuclear attacks on the United Kingdom. It was opened during Feburary 1968 and closed in September 1991. At the time of the Defence of Britain survey the site was found to have been destroyed. All surface features were removed by the MOD shortly after closure as it was very close to the perimeter fence. It was located underground on an MOD training area 50 yards south of Flaxton Road.

Location

Grid reference SE 6368 6008 (point)
Map sheet SE66SW
Civil Parish Strensall, City of York, North Yorkshire
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

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Indentifiers: DoB Non Anti Invasion Database UID 5255

A Royal Observer Corps monitoring post. The site was built as a part of an extensive network of posts designed to confirm and report hostile aircraft and nuclear attacks on the United Kingdom. At the time of the Defence of Britain survey the site was found to have been destroyed. (1)
It was opened during Feburary 1968 and closed in September 1991. All surface features were removed by the MOD shortly after closure as it was very close to the perimeter fence. It was located underground on an MOD training area 50 yards south of Flaxton Road. (2)

1 Migrated Defence of Britain Project database record originally compiled from various sources The two databases developed by the Project can be searched on-line through the Archaeology Data Service at http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/specColl/dob/index.cfm
2 World Wide Web page Subterranea Britannica. 1998-2007. Royal Observer Corps-An online survey of the UK R.O.C and UK W.M.O Monitoring Posts, Subterranea Britannica <http://www.subbrit.org.uk> [Accessed 06-JUN-2007]

Related event: 'The Defence of Britain Project' (Council for British Archaeology). Military site recording project. April 1995-March 2002.

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Record last edited

Jul 8 2019 1:35PM

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