N17 Optical Test Range

Located outside the wire on Crow Drive, building N17 was constructed as an optical test range. Most likely originally constructed entirely from wood, the later edition of a brick front facade and roller shutter door may have come from a change of use. By 1975 the building was under the control of the admin department

Images from the Fort (1989)

In 1989 a report was published aimed at “drawing together at the current time, information regarding the physical plan, form and history of the ancient monument known as Fort Halstead.” These rare images detail some of the historical features still remaining in the old mobilisation centre almost 100 years after its construction. At the time,