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Boundary Wall Around Fort House with Attached Structures, Seaton Valley

Description: Boundary Wall Around Fort House with Attached Structures

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 15 July 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 236067

OS Grid Reference: NZ3417575928
OS Grid Coordinates: 434175, 575928
Latitude/Longitude: 55.0766, -1.4663

Location: St Mary's Wynd, Blyth, Northumberland NE26 4RU

Locality: Seaton Valley
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE26 4RU

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Listing Text

NZ 37 NW NZ 342759
(East side, off)
5/103 Boundary wall
around Fort House,
with attached
Boundary wall with attached structures, formerly perimeter wall of fort. c.1917,
incorporating earlier structures on south. Concrete, except on the south where
coursed rubble with slag coping. Rectangular enclosure broken by extensions to
Fort House, south of centre on east side. Flat-topped concrete wall 1.2-1.5
metres high, with frequent internal buttresses carrying stubs of stanchions for
barbed wire fencing. Small gateways on north, and in south part of east wall.
Projecting pill box with canted external angle at north-west corner, has steel
embrasures with cover plates. Attached blockhouse near south end of west side
has similar embrasure in external wall; internally 2 boarded doors on north and
two 4-pane sash windows on south. Flat concrete roof. South wall has entrance
gate near west end; concrete piers with pyramidal caps, painted white. Further
east wall incorporates one end of a building, probably of C18 date.

Rare survival of a World War I fort; the north-west pillbox is said to be unique
in the North of England.

Listing NGR: NZ3417575928

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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