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Gloucester Lodge Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery (Seaton Valley)

This is a gun position built during World War II (1939-45). It was one of three Heavy Anti Aircraft Batteries built to defend Blyth from attack by the German navy, though it also had anti-aircraft guns. Remains of the gun emplacements can still be seen. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N11979
Historical period: Second World War (1939 to 1945)
Cold War (1946 to 1991)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Blyth and Hartley Links 2000; Tyne and Wear Museums
DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Blyth Links Archaeological Assessment 2003; TYNE AND WEAR MUSEUMS
WALKOVER SURVEY, Seaton Delaval Hall 2011; Archaeological Services Durham University
DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Seaton Delaval Hall 2011; Archaeological Services Durham University

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