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Location DB > England > Devon > Salcombe > Hope Cove Regional Seat of Government Bunker
Hope Cove Regional Seat of Government Bunker
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created by GC Intercept on 2/22/2007 1:02 PM
last modified by GC Intercept on 2/26/2007 12:30 PM
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The bunker is situated in a clifftop position looking south into the English Channel. The complex is situated within its own perimeter fence and is next to a communications antenna. The bunker itself dominates the site with various outbuildings, water tanks and machinery plants nearby. Site appears to be adjoining an active farm as there was a lot of arable land nearby. Site has its own bore-hole for water and there is an air strip for small single engine aircraft.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Closed
Accessibility: Moderate
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information
Hope Cove
Salcombe, Devon
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • Ladder Hazard
  •  Interesting Features
    Monolithic concrete bunker, Cold War constructions
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • locked gates
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1950
    Closed: 1991
     Required Equipment
  • long pants / sleeves
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    Former 1950s Radar base and part of the United Kingdom ROTOR air defence early warning screen. Radar base was converted by the Home Office to function as a Regional Seat of Government in the event of a nuclear war and the breakdown of centralised government authority. The Bunker would have controlled a decentralised fiefdom which was composed of the greater South-west area of Britain. It also functioned as a Sub-regional Control, Regional Headquarters and Regional Government Headquarters.

    Code named "Gull Perch"
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    1st trip
    Thu, Feb 22nd, 2007
    posted by GC Intercept
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  • on Mar 1 07 at 15:30, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Feb 28 07 at 8:53, GC Intercept made this location public
  • on Feb 26 07 at 14:39, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Feb 26 07 at 12:30, GC Intercept changed the following: Web Links
  • on Feb 26 07 at 12:00, GC Intercept updated gallery picture
  • on Feb 23 07 at 23:43, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Feb 22 07 at 14:57, GC Intercept changed the following: City, Media Coverage, Future Plans
  • on Feb 22 07 at 14:51, GC Intercept made this location available
  • on Feb 22 07 at 13:29, GC Intercept updated the main picture
  • on Feb 22 07 at 13:29, GC Intercept updated gallery picture
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