Murrays Post Kilnsea
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To the rear of the Godwin Battery the land rises to form a natural hill, a gentle rise but what it offers in terms of military value is an uninterrupted view of the North Sea and the River Humber. The bunker or redoubt is listed on some pages as a pillbox or defensive enclosure, this is neither. We always come at subjects like this from a military stand point and I have no doubt in my mind that this a Observation post for the guns of the Godwin Battery. Why I hear you ask, well there are four very good Machine Gun posts in each corner which gives a very good field of fire, but that is all. The rest of the external walls are all windows. Every inch of space in the external walls is given over to viewing the surrounding land in a 360 degree arc. From the Post you can call down fire from anywhere in North Sea to the River Humber and inland. Within the centre of the post is a concrete room which still contains the remains of a stove and chimney but is constantly flooded.
From the Post ran a fire trench down the hill to a sentry box, into a tunnel which is still in situ but flooded. It then travels under the road and off towards the Gun Battery. A remarkable state of preservation exists in both the tunnel and the post itself. We have no idea why the post is called Murrays Post and if anyone knows of the reason please let us know
The tunnel that runs under the road. Partially blocked and flooded
Brickwork is amazing
The post itself. Note the windows which ran the entire length of its external walls
Machine Gun Emplacements
A narrow corridor ran around the entire structure.
In the centre a room. This is the entrance complete with metal fence to guard against falling in.
Concrete room complete with stove and chimney