Old Battery (Alnmouth)
The Old Battery, a gun emplacement, overlooks the sand dunes of Alnmouth Links. It was built in 1881 by the Duke of Northumberland for the use of the Percy Artillery Volunteers. It is L-shaped and has a small rectangular room and an ammunition store 1.5 below ground level. Above it is a turret which was heavily altered in World War 2 (1939-45). This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.
|Historical period:||Victorian (1837 to 1901)
Second World War (1939 to 1945)
|Legal status:||Listed Building|
|Event(s):||FIELD SURVEY, North East Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment - Phase 2 2010; Archaeological Research Services|
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Source of Reference
Local History of Alnmouth
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