47A Percy Gardens

Date:
23 Aug 1999
Location:
47A Percy Gardens, Tynemouth, North Tyneside, Tyne And Wear, NE30 4HH
Reference:
IOE01/00188/34
Type:
Photograph (Digital)
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Description

This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

TYNEMOUTH PERCY GARDENS (west side) NZ 36 NE Tynemouth 8/107 No. 47A G.V. II Look-out post and gun emplacements. Circa 1916, for the army . Reinforced concrete 7-storey tower with gun emplacement on roof. Plain boarded door in blank north face with raised corners. Main south front has 6-sided windows in round bays on 4 upper floors. Interior shows concrete stair with iron handrail from ground floor to roof space, trap-door to roof now blocked.

Historical note: supposed to have been built after German bombardment of the north-east coast, as a fall-of-shot tower and for range-finding of guns of Tynemouth Battery.

Listing NGR: NZ3704069885

Content

This is part of the Series: IOE\Black_J.H. IOE Records for Black, J.H.; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England

Rights

Copyright IoE Mrs J.H. Black. Source Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Black, J.H.

Rights Holder: Black, J.H.

Keywords

Concrete, 20th Century Observation Post, Defence, Military Observation Site, Gun Emplacement, Fortification