Observation Post 690m East of Watty Bell's Cairn
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County Council (Unitary)
Northumberland County Council
SJ899899 (389889, 601894)
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Remains of a bunker which served as an observation post on the Otterburn Army Training Estate. 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 of reinforced concrete with projecting triangular wings encased in an earth and stone mound. A series of concrete steps provide access to the bunker, leading to an offset passageway. The steps are protected on each side by a brick blast wall. 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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