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The Cat Crept In 22-04-2012 13:48

Minefield control tower - Oban - April 2012
 
There is a minefield control tower at Gallanach overlooking the Sound of Kerrera; it lies on the hillside on the south side of a caravan park.

This is an unusual building with only one other example still extant at Burnham on Crouch in Essex.

The building is a circular concrete structure with three stories. The bottom floor has two level loopholes and internally resembles a pillbox with two small rooms in the centre. There is a ladder up to the next floor which also has loopholes. There is a roof dome above with observation slits which is reached by a second ladder up to a steel landing, most of which has fallen away.


http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...in/Oban032.jpg


http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...in/Oban005.jpg


http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...in/Oban028.jpg


http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...in/Oban034.jpg


http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...in/Oban007.jpg


http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...in/Oban008.jpg


http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...in/Oban012.jpg


http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...in/Oban014.jpg


http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...in/Oban033.jpg


http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...in/Oban017.jpg


http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...in/Oban016.jpg


http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...in/Oban015.jpg

Thanks for looking...

Morrisey 22-04-2012 14:26

Thats a bonny bit o concrete.

Edus1 23-04-2012 09:39

What a random building but nice pics :) Love the one looking out

Kwak_knight 23-04-2012 13:06

Nicely done dude :cool1

NorthMancBeds 23-04-2012 23:20

Awesome!

Gone 24-04-2012 03:36

That'd make a sweet Cabin, cheers for posting!


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