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For Sale By Auction | 12:00, 18 February 2021 | Lot 1

Former Royal Observation Corps, Monitoring Post (Bunker), Sevenmilestone Cross, St Agnes, Cornwall, TR5 0PF

Sold £50,500

  • Plot
  • Tenure: Freehold

Call the team on 01752 474200 for more information

Auction Date

Thu 18/02/2021

Auction Time


Auction Venue

Live Stream Auction

Former Royal Observation Corps Monitoring Post

*Guide Price £25,000-£35,000 plus fees. Online Livestream Auction on Thursday 18th February 2021 at 12:00. Former Royal Observation Corps Monitoring Post SW7248NE set in a triangular parcel of land measuring 0.15 acres approximately 2 miles from St Agnes. There were 1563 Royal Observation Corps Monitoring Post constructed around Britain's coasts during the Cold War period. The standard design was a reinforced concrete bunker consisting of a 14ft access shaft, a toilet and a monitoring room. They were operated by volunteers who carried out a nuclear reporting role. All the monitoring posts were closed in 1991. The St Agnes Royal Observation Corps Monitoring Post is set in a lovely rural position approximately 2 miles from the beautiful Cornish coast and the sought after village of St Agnes. The "Bunker" is set on a triangular parcel of land (CL225007) and access to this land is via right of way along a rustic vehicular track. This track will soon become part of the SAINTS TRAILS cycle track, but access to the bunker will be unaffected. See Legal Pack for detail.




The St Agnes "Bunker" was opened in 1961 and closed in 1991. It may have potential for a variety of uses subject to Cornwall Council Planning Permission. Clearly there is historic Cold War significance in sights like this and given its location close to the Cornish coast this is a rare opportunity to acquire and out of the ordinary piece of real estate.


A video tour is available to view now and we hope this will assist during the COVID-19 lockdown period. For those that can visit the site please feel free to carry out an external inspection but please do not climb over the lot fence and gateway leading to the plot. We hope to be able to provide limited viewing sessions in the lead up to the Auction and would ask you to contact us via email if you require a specific viewing slot.

Notice to Bidder

Please be aware that if your Bid is successful on Auction day the exchange of contracts will happen immediately after the Auction. As part of the Online Auction process, Bidders will be required to register online and provide proof of ID documents (Passport and Photo Driving License) and proof of source of funds for all Buyers. For a full list of Auction Day requirements please either see the Legal Pack documents or contact Auction House Devon & Cornwall.

Full Details

Photographs, Dimensions, Floor Plans and Area Measurements (when available) are included within our full details online on our website. All published information is to aid identification of the property and is not necessarily to scale.

Energy Efficiency Rating (EPC)

Current Rating N/A

Local Authority

Cornwall County Council


Rebecca Stewart, John Boyle Solicitors LLP, 36 Fore Street, Redruth, TR15 2AE, Tel: 01209213507 ext. 310

Additional Fees

Administration Charge - £1200 inc VAT payable on exchange of contracts.

Disbursements - Please see the legal pack for any disbursements listed that may become payable by the purchaser on completion.