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8. Battery Plotting Room

This was the nerve centre of the gun battery.  The plotting room housed a team who controlled the fire of the guns.  The plotting room was connected by telephone to the observation posts (no 3) who would observe the range and bearing of the target.  The plotting room would calculate the settings of the different guns and relay this information by telephone to the gun to be fired.

There are photos of the underground plotting room at:

Subterranean History

SouthEast Defence Photos

You are advised NOT to enter the underground structures as they may be unsafe and you may disturb roosting bats.

 

View of entrance to underground Battery Plotting Room (2013)