Tyne and Wear HER(5410): Usworth, Picket Hamilton Fort - Details
Usworth, Picket Hamilton Fort
Picket Hamilton Fort
Picket Hamilton Fort - sunken circular concrete pillbox used on WW2 airfields (site is adjacent to Usworth RAF base HER 1824). They remained flush with the surface to permit the free movement of aircraft, but if attack threatened could be raised and manned to give covering fire.
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