Defence Lights (Blyth)
A number of large searchlights were placed at this site. They were part of the larger group of defences at the Blyth Coastal Defence Battery. The lights were used to look for possible enemy ships during World War One (1914-18). This is a Grade II listed building and Scheduled Monument protected by law.
|Historical period:||First World War (1914 to 1918)|
|Legal status:||Listed Building|
Scheduled Ancient Monument
|Event(s):||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, Blyth Battery, Blyth Links 2009; Addyman Archaeology
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Source of Reference
Local History of Blyth
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