Keys to the Past

Blyth Coastal Defence Battery (Blyth)

Blyth Coastal Defence Battery. Photo by Northumberland County Council.
Blyth Coastal Defence Battery. Photo by Northumberland County Council.

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.

Reference number:N11976
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):FIELD OBSERVATION, Northumberland Coastal Survey 1992; GUARD
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

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Blyth

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