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5410


Sunderland


Usworth, Picket Hamilton Fort


Usworth


NZ35NW


Defence


Blockhouse


Picket Hamilton Fort


Modern


C20


Demolished Building


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.


340


588


NZ340588



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