The first building encountered when entering the grounds from the main road, just to the right of the main gate, is the Battery Observation Post; the shell of this is still intact. This was
the nerve centre for the Battery. It consisted of a twin storey building with a wide operational field of view, and contained all the equipment used to control the battery when in action or alert. The compliment of five, including the Battery Commander, operated
the high precision range finders housed in the upper story and maintained communications with the gun and searchlight emplacements. A large and very accurate 'Barr & Stroud' range finder was housed in the lower part of the building. The post was in communication
with the guns and searchlight emplacements by phone and loudspeaker; signal indicator lights could also be used to convey certain instructions.
interior of the top level has been restored over the Winter of 2021/22 and is open to visitors on our Special Event Days.