NS4959 : Barrhead ROC Bunker: FSM Mount

taken 4 years ago, near to Gateside, East Renfrewshire, Great Britain

Barrhead ROC Bunker: FSM Mount
Barrhead ROC Bunker: FSM Mount
For context, and for more information, see NS4959 : Royal Observer Corps Monitoring Post, Barrhead. In that view, this small structure is amongst the tall vegetation on the left, in front of NS4959 : Barrhead ROC Bunker: Second ventilation shaft.

This is the FSM Mount (or FSM tube). It supported the Fixed Survey Meter, an instrument that measured ionising radiation (from fallout); wires from the instrument led down through this tube to the underground ROC post.
Barrhead ROC Bunker

For a detailed description of these Cold War relics, see the following two shared descriptions, which were written by other contributors: Link and Link

The ROC monitoring post here at Barrhead was a master post. It is set on an east-facing slope at the edge of the Fereneze Hills, and it is less than 200 metres from Barrhead's Hillside Road, which is at the foot of the slope. From the post's location there is an unobstructed view from NNE, through E, to S.

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Date Taken
Monday, 2 May, 2016   (more nearby)
Monday, 16 May, 2016
Geographical Context
Derelict, Disused  Defence, Military 
Primary Subject of Photo
Military Relic 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4930 5931 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:48.2096N 4:24.3531W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4930 5931
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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