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ExpoLight

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Burgh-on-Bain ROC Monitoring Post Lincolnshire - May - 2014

Going for a ride in the Wolds took us to the Monitoring Post at Burgh on Bain. This post is set into a barrow which is an ancient trackway. On first impressions it just looks like a mound and can overlooked very easily.
On entering the site through the field. There is trap door at the top which you open, and a ladder you climb down. Bring a torch as its pitch black without 1. This site is very small as it's only a single room underground. The Monitoring post is in poor condition with the paint peeling off the roof and the walls. It's not a mind blowing site but worth looking at a small bit of history if you are in passing on the Lincolnshire Wolds.

Brief History
Burgh-on-Bain ROC Monitoring Post opened in 1959 and closed in september 1991.
The barrow which measures 3 metres high with a circumference of 20 metres has been put to an alternate use during this century, in the late 1950's it served as a Royal Observer Corps early warning post and the building of this post may have increased the height of the barrow somewhat. The post closed in 1991 but a concrete bunker and cold-war paraphernalia still remain to be seen.

here are some pictures of this site

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Here is a link to the full collection on flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/expolight/sets/72157645033459624/
 

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caiman

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Re: Burgh-on-Bain ROC Listening Post Lincolnshire - May - 2014

That's quite nasty, looks wet. I have seen worse though. The Orlit B looks to be in good nick though.
 

ExpoLight

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Re: Burgh-on-Bain ROC Listening Post Lincolnshire - May - 2014

Yes its not too bad with lighting, you can see where you are inside. Its does not look very inviting but worth a visit if you are in the area. Its damp inside, I would not want to spend the night there.
 

Ordnance

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Re: Burgh-on-Bain ROC Listening Post Lincolnshire - May - 2014

They are more correctly called Monitoring Posts ExpoLight than Listening Posts as they monitored Nuclear Fallout (if we ever had any that is)

Pretty well trashed & fire damaged but of interest none the less.

The Orlit Post on the surface predates the underground post, and were used in WW2 to spot & report enemy aircraft.
 

ExpoLight

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Re: Burgh-on-Bain ROC Listening Post Lincolnshire - May - 2014

Yes Ordnance thats true, thanks for your comment. I will rename the report in that case.
 

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