Observation Post 140m North West of Ridlees Cairn
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County Council (Unitary)
Northumberland County Council
SJ842842 (384193, 604427)
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Remains of a bunker which served as an observation post. and formed one of a group of four. It was designed to provide shelter during training for parties of 16 Forward Observation Officers guiding artillery fire into the impact area from mobile guns placed outside. The bunker comprises a rectangular blockhouse with projecting triangular wings encased in an earth and stone mound. It is built of reinforced concrete and stands to a height of 2.1 metres above ground level at its front face. A series of concrete steps provide access to the interior and are protected on each side by brick blast walls. The exact date of construction is not known but a similar structure was built on the Okehampton Artillery Range in 1923/4.
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