The 'Listening' Post

 

 

 

Before we look at this structure it must be understood that this part of the site is not only PRIVATE LAND  but the remains of the structure are VERY UNSAFE - I am not going to describe where it is on the ground as I don't want to encourage visitors, but in the interests of security, safety and the well-being of everyone, I will make it clear, there is nothing to see on the ground that you cannot see in photos here.......

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO ACCESS THIS AREA

THE BUILDING IS UNSAFE - THE LISTENING POST IS FLOODED 

Trust me you could die and not be found for a while

This is one of (possibly other) underground chambers on site that were used as part of the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) radio and monitoring station.

 

In the true MOD tradition of keeping costs down, it is literally a wooden shed perched over a concrete box in the ground.

 

As I made clear above, the shed is extremely rotten, especially the floor and the bunker below is flooded to the shed floor level.

An access hatch is still in situ with ladder access to the bunker below.

 

The author has been informed that the bunker is empty - nothing remains down there, although it was known to contain a desk and telephone at one time.

 

Wiring conduits (presumably running from the mast location) enter the building and drop down into the bunker.

Early planning is coming together in an attempt to try and stabilize this building - in the meantime we have sealed the area.

 

The building is in very poor condition as shown in the photographs - on the day we visited especially to document these images, we were attacked by bees - it's not a nice place - stay away.