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Description: Public Lavatory, Outbuilding and Enclosing Walls, to East of Link House
Date Listed: 7 April 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 236084
OS Grid Reference: NZ3201379680
OS Grid Coordinates: 432013, 579680
Latitude/Longitude: 55.1105, -1.4997
BLYTH LINKS ROAD
NZ 37 NW
5/122 Public lavatory,
to east of
Engine house for Defence Electric Light installation, 1914-19, now public
convenience. Brick in English Bond with concrete dressings and reinforced
concrete roof. Rectangular building in sunk walled enclosure with outbuilding
to north. Single storey, 6 bays: projecting porch at left end (now inscribed
'LADIES'), 4 windows, reduced in size, with stop-chamfered lintels; Gents'
doorway on right return is later insertion. Slightly-pitched roof with
overhanging eaves. Enclosing wall with pitched coping, extended to north-west
to flank curving approach; end piers with pyramidal caps; flight of steps at
south-west corner. Embayment in north wall, with later concrete roof, housed
cooling tanks; embayment on east with bases for petrol and oil tanks. The
building housed 2 dynamos with Crossley engines, powering the defence electric
light emplacements (q.v.) 50 metres to the east. As part of a World War 1
D.E.L. installation it is a rare survival.
Listing NGR: NZ3201379680
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Source: English Heritage
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