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Latitude: 55.1106 / 55°6'38"N
Longitude: -1.499 / 1°29'56"W
OS Eastings: 432058
OS Northings: 579687
OS Grid: NZ320796
Mapcode National: GBR K9ZB.8T
Mapcode Global: WHC30.YTC1
Entry Name: 2 Defence Electric Light Emplacements to East of Link House
Listing Date: 7 April 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1371407
English Heritage Legacy ID: 236083
Location: Blyth, Northumberland, NE24
Civil Parish: Blyth
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland
Church of England Parish: Blyth St Cuthbert
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
BLYTH LINKS ROAD
NZ 37 NW
5/121 2 Defence Electric
to east of
Defence electric light emplacements, 1914-19. Reinforced concrete and steel,
with some brick, whitewashed. Two small rectangular buildings 20 metres apart,
each with a semi-octagonal projection at the seaward corner.
Each has a doorway and boarded window in the landward end, machine gun loops in
the other walls, and boarded openings of curving section in the projection,
under a heavy girder; added brickwork above girder level in emplacement no.1
(southern). The projections have flat roofs of a slightly-lower level to the
low-pitched roof of the main part. The beam produced by a parabola-ellipse
reflector could be directed through an 0.1 metre slit between curved metal
shutters and still illuminate a wide area of sea; the 2 emplacements were
operated by an E.L.O. (Electric Light Officer) in a director station at Link
House Battery (q.v.) 300 metres to the south, and powered by an engine house 50
metres to the west, now a public lavatory (q.v.). Rare survival of a World War
1 coastal defence installation.
Listing NGR: NZ3205879687
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