Observation Post 780m North West of Blackburn Crag
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County Council (Unitary)
Northumberland County Council
SJ827827 (382711, 604501)
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Remains of a bunker used as an observation post. It is one of a group of four on the Otterburn Army Training Estate. The bunker was designed to provide shelter during training for parties of 16 Forward Observation Officers guiding artillery fire into the impact area from mobile guns outside. The exact date of its construction is not known but it is similar to an example built on the Okehampton Artillery Range in 1923/4. The bunker comprises a rectangular blockhouse with projecting triangular wings encased in an earth and stone mound. The reinforced concrete structure is accessed via a flight of steps, protected on each side by a brick blast wall.
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