Paull Point Battery, coastal artillery battery and Submarine Mining Establishment, Paull - East Riding of Yorkshire (UA)

A gun battery was established in 1542 and rebuilt in 1807. The present large complex was built in 1861-4 and remodelled in 1894. It was designed to defend Hull and the Humber. Earthen banks enclose a vast irregular pentagon parallel with the Humber with long brick-built single-storey barrack blocks on the north side. Although in use as a museum and visitor attraction the buildings are deteriorating, with significant water ingress through the flat roofs. The earthen ramparts are overgrown.

Paull Point Battery, coastal artillery battery and Submarine Mining Establishment, Paull - East Riding of Yorkshire (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Paull Point Battery, coastal artillery battery and Submarine Mining Establishment
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1020425
  • Local Planning Authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (UA)
  • Site Type: Defence > Battery

Location

  • Building Name: Paull Point Battery
  • Unitary Authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (UA)
  • Parish: Paull
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Beverley and Holderness
  • Region: Yorkshire

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Part occupied/part in use
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument, LB grade II, part in CA

Contact Details

Jenny Lee 01904 601933

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England