Napton-on-the-Hill Royal Observer Corps Underground Monitoring Post
Royal Observer Corps Underground Monitoring Post at Napton-on-the-Hill. Monitoring posts were to be used for reporting nuclear bursts and monitoring fall-out in the modern period. The post lies in fields 200m south of Napton Windmill.
1 The primary role of the Royal Observer Corps (ROC) was the recognition and identification of hostile aircraft. With the start of the cold war and the increasing threat of nuclear attack in the 1950’s, the ROC was given the added responsibility of reporting nuclear bursts and monitoring fall-out which necessitated the construction of 1563 underground monitoring posts throughout Great Britain & Northern Ireland.
On a low mound in the south west corner of a field at the junction. The only evidence of the post is the fencing, including the gate opening. There is a seat alongside with a commemorative plaque to a world war two Observer Post. Opened July 1959. Closed October 1968.
Exact location not known.