Information for record number MWA9568:
Napton-on-the-Hill Royal Observer Corps (ROC) Posts.

Summary In the Second War (WW2) there was a Royal Observer Corps (ROC) Aircraft Observer Post on Windmill Hill. This is attested to by a commemorative notice, the planting of a tree and the placing of a picnic table within a small enclosure East of the Windmill. In the Cold War which followed Napton hosted an Underground Monitoring Post. Although the location of the WW2 Post is well known that of the underground post is less clear. It is very likely to have been below the site of the WW2 post but some have said that it was south of the Windmill and others that it was in the south west corner of a field - neither of which can apply to the WW2 site. In any event the underground post appears to have opened in 1959 and to have been closed in 1968 to be later demolished by explosives.
What Is It?  
Type: Royal Observer Corps Site, Underground Monitoring Post
Period: Unknown
Where Is It?  
Parish: Napton on the Hill
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 45 61
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
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