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Arrow Minefield control tower - Oban - April 2012 - 22-04-2012, 13:48

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.

Thanks for looking...
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Default 22-04-2012, 14:26

Thats a bonny bit o concrete.

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Default 23-04-2012, 09:39

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

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Default 23-04-2012, 13:06

Nicely done dude
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Default 23-04-2012, 23:20


photos here too
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Default 24-04-2012, 03:36

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