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HER Number:MDV67436
Name:Royal Observer Corps Post, Winkleigh Airfield


Underground Cold War Royal Observer Corps Post. In very good condition.


Grid Reference:SS 620 094
Map Sheet:SS60NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWinkleigh
Ecclesiastical ParishWINKLEIGH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Underground Cold War Royal Observer Corps Post on Winkleigh Airfield

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS60NW/20/12

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILITARY BUILDING (XX - 1960 AD to 1997 AD (Between))

Full description

Wood, D., 1992, Attack Warning Red (Monograph). SDV143823.

Renamed Winkleigh from Chulmleigh in October 1960. Other details: 284.

Home Office, 1992, UKWMO Monitoring Posts (Correspondence). SDV324407.

EXE 15 Winkleigh on list of UKWMO monitoring posts.

Holmes, L. R., 1997, Exeter 10 Group Condition of Posts (Devon) Stood Down in September 1991 (Worksheet). SDV324408.

Site visited 4th January 1997. Underground post in very good condition and appeared to have been fitted with a new hatch cover or maybe the old one had been re-galvanised. This post was not locked and was fairly overgrown.

Dobinson, C. S., 2000, Twentieth Century Fortifications in England Vol. XI.1 & XI.2: The Cold War (Report - non-specific). SDV324255.

Site of Royal Observer Corps ROC post. Resited to location in October 1960 from SS681168 (Monument ID: 72192). Underground by November 1962. Still in use after October 1968. Other details: 201.

ACE Archaeology Club, 2003, Royal Observer Corps Post (Worksheet). SDV14018.

Royal Observer Corps Cold War bunker situated next to the east/west runway on Winkleigh Airfield. The bunker has an access shaft leading to an area 11.4 metres square with many original features.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV14018Worksheet: ACE Archaeology Club. 2003. Royal Observer Corps Post. Worksheet + Digital.
SDV143823Monograph: Wood, D.. 1992. Attack Warning Red. Attack Warning Red. Unknown.
SDV324255Report - non-specific: Dobinson, C. S.. 2000. Twentieth Century Fortifications in England Vol. XI.1 & XI.2: The Cold War. Twentieth Century Fortifications in England. XI.1 & XI.2. A4 Bound + Digital.
SDV324407Correspondence: Home Office. 1992. UKWMO Monitoring Posts. Letter to County Council.
SDV324408Worksheet: Holmes, L. R.. 1997. Exeter 10 Group Condition of Posts (Devon) Stood Down in September 1991. Worksheet.

Associated Monuments

MDV46535Part of: Winkleigh Airfield (Monument)
MDV72190Related to: Chulmleigh, ROC post (Monument)
MDV72191Related to: Chulmleigh, ROC post (Monument)
MDV72192Related to: Chulmleigh, ROC post (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7124 - Survey of Winkleigh Airfield (Ref: 1999)

Date Last Edited:Apr 28 2010 10:17AM