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HER Number:MDV72298
Name:Holsworthy, ROC post

Summary

Site of ROC post for Holsworthy.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 349 038
Map Sheet:SS30SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHolsworthy
Civil ParishHolsworthy Hamlets
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLSWORTHY
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLSWORTHY HAMLETS

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • OBSERVATION POST (XX - 1901 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

Wood, D., 1992, Attack Warning Red, 285 (Monograph). SDV143823.

ROC post still in use after October 1968.


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

Site visited some time ago (early 96) and both the above ground and underground posts were intact and in good condition.


Dobinson, C. S., 2000, Twentieth Century Fortifications in England Vol. XI.1 & XI.2: The Cold War, 202 (Report - non-specific). SDV324255.

Site of Royal Observer Corps ROC post. Opened in June 1940. December 1952 Ground Level Orlit required and by June 1960 the ROC post was underground.


Miller, D., 2006, Untitled Source (Interpretation). SDV324819.

Underground Orlit visible to SW of NGR on 1999-2000 aerial photographs. The Access Hatch, Air Vent and a perimeter fence(?) are visible. Same feature does not appear on the 1946-1949 aerial photos.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV143823Monograph: Wood, D.. 1992. Attack Warning Red. Attack Warning Red. Unknown. 285.
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. 202.
SDV324408Worksheet: Holmes, L. R.. 1997. Exeter 10 Group Condition of Posts (Devon) Stood Down in September 1991. Worksheet.
SDV324819Interpretation: Miller, D.. 2006.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV3422 - Exeter 10 Group Condition of Posts (Devon) Stood Down in September 1991

Date Last Edited:Apr 25 2016 5:02PM