St. Martin's Flank Rifle Galleries Pictures

(Archcliffe Gate Galleries)

 

The interior & exterior of the same gunroom

The interior & exterior of the same gunroom

The interior & exterior of the same gunroom

The water pipe running through these corridors is to service the 20thC urinal that had been fitted

Note wooden door frame still in place

The interior & exterior of the same gallery

There is a brick wall at the end of these galleries.  The remaining three could not be accessed from here.

The interior & exterior of the same gallery

Three more galleries on the other side of this wall

Note urinal on right hand wall

Infill of corridor entrance following demolition work

Fresh air channel around a central magazine

Two of these rooms were used later as cells

Yes, the door is still hanging in this cell

Note spy-hole in cell door

Frame & glass still in situ in embrasure

In the floor of these three rooms were fresh air vents which were opened & shut by pulling a lever in the corridor outside

A section of floor showing boards and vent grill still in situ

The doorway out of the end room full of rubble

Detail of left hand door frame above

The original staircase in to these three rooms.  Rubble tipped in following demolition work

This is the biggest gallery which strangely doesn't conform to the layout of the others

More to follow...

(July 2001)