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Fire Control Rangefinder Pillar
Rear view of The Fire Control Tower

The concrete rangefinder pillar built in 1914, at the seaward side of St Mary's Island,  was exactly 4 miles from Tynemouth Castle's guns.

Rangefinder Pillar on the island
The pillar on the extreme right at low tide. It is still visible even at high tide.