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