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