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Monument Number 1413186

Hob Uid: 1413186
Location :
Dorset
Weymouth And Portland
Portland
Grid Ref : SY6808071190
Summary : The site of 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. The post was re-sited from Stopes Power and was opened in October 1960 and the post was closed in September 1991. The site was found to be in a fair condition at the time of the Defence of Britain survey. In 1997 the post remained underground in a square compound in the south west corner of a playground at the end of Grangecroft Road and on the north side of a public footpath. By 2002 the compound fencing has been removed.
More information : The site of 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. The site was found to be in a fair condition at the time of the Defence of Britain survey. This post was re-sited from Stopes Power. (1)
It opened in October 1960 and the post was closed in September 1991. By 1997 the post remained underground in a square compound in the south west corner of a playground at the end of Grangecroft Road and on the north side of a public footpath. (2)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Migrated Defence of Britain Project database record originally compiled from various sources
Source details : 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
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Source Number : 2
Source : World Wide Web page
Source details : 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 [Accessed 06-JUN-2007]
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : Cold War, 1960
Monument End Date : 1960
Monument Start Date : 1960
Monument Type : Underground Monitoring Post, Royal Observer Corps Site
Evidence : Subterranean Feature

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : DoB Non Anti Invasion Database UID
External Cross Reference Number : 2516
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SY 67 SE 201
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : THE DEFENCE OF BRITAIN PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1995-04-01
End Date : 2002-03-01