Blyth Coastal Defence Battery (Blyth)
This was built during Word War I (1914-18) and altered in World War II (1939-45). Many remains can still be seen at the site including shelters and an ammunition store. It was built to defend the coast near Blyth from possible attack. It is a Grade II listed building and Scheduled Monument protected by law.
|Historical period:||Victorian (1837 to 1901)
First World War (1914 to 1918)
Second World War (1939 to 1945)
|Legal status:||Listed Building|
Scheduled Ancient Monument
|Event(s):||PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Northumberland Coastal Survey 1992; GUARD|
DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Blyth and Hartley Links 2000; Tyne and Wear Museums
DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Archaeological appraisal for Blyth Links 2004; Archaeo-Environment Ltd
BUILDING SURVEY, Condition Assessment, Blyth Battery, Blyth 2007; Simpson and Brown
NON ARCHAEOLOGICAL INTERVENTION, Blyth Battery: investigation into the paint colours 2008; C MITCHELL-ROSE
BUILDING SURVEY, Blyth Battery, Blyth Links 2009; Addyman Archaeology
WATCHING BRIEF, Blyth Battery 2010; Addyman Archaeology
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Source of Reference
Local History of Blyth
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