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HER Number:MDV72308
Name:Lydford, ROC post

Summary

Site of ROC post for Lydford. Site of Royal Observer Corps ROC post. Resited to location in December 1955 from SX530855. Underground by December 1960.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 528 857
Map Sheet:SX58NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLydford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • OBSERVATION POST (Built, XX - 1955 AD to 1960 AD (Between))

Full description

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

ROC post still in use after October 1968.


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

EXE 16 Lydford on list of UKWMO monitoring posts.


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

Demolished as reported by a former post member.


Dobinson, C. S., 2000, Twentieth Century Fortifications in England Vol. XI.1 & XI.2: The Cold War, 203 (Report - non-specific). SDV324255.

Site of Royal Observer Corps ROC post. Resited to location in December 1955 from SX530855 (PRN: 72307). Underground by December 1960.


Subterranea Britannica: Research Study Group, 2019, Subterranea Britannica, Accessed 29/04/2019 (Website). SDV362978.

In the south-west corner of a triangular field, 400 yards along bridleway onto moor running east from the A386.
DEMOLISHED The only evidence of the post is a depression in the ground and a hole in the boundary fence where an access gate would have been.
Opened in 1960 and closed in 1991 (citing unknown author, 24/09/2000).

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. 203.
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. [Mapped feature: #47454 ]
SDV362978Website: Subterranea Britannica: Research Study Group. 2019. Subterranea Britannica. www.subbrit.org.uk/. Website. Accessed 29/04/2019.

Associated Monuments

MDV72306Related to: Lydford, ROC post (Monument)
MDV72307Related to: Lydford, ROC post (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Apr 29 2019 9:20AM