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Watch House Enclosure Wall with Attached Outbuildings, Newton-by-the-Sea

Description: Watch House Enclosure Wall with Attached Outbuildings

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 September 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 237078

OS Grid Reference: NU2405124887
OS Grid Coordinates: 424051, 624887
Latitude/Longitude: 55.5172, -1.6207

Location: 1 Boatmans Place, Newton-by-the-Sea, Northumberland NE66 3EH

Locality: Newton-by-the-Sea
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE66 3EH

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Listing Text


3/187 Watch House:
Enclosure wall with
attached outbuildings

Wall and outbuildings, second quarter of C19. Rubble; outbuildings have Welsh
slate roofs. Whinstone rubble with cut dressings; outbuilding roofs Welsh
slate. Semi-octagonal plan. Enclosure wall with gabled coping over 2 metres
high externally but 1.2 metres internally. Pent outbuilding with boarded
doors in western (landward) angles; narrow gateway in centre of west side.

The height of the wall and artificially-raised ground level within, together
with the narrow single entrance, suggests that the enclosure was constructed
with an eye to defence.

Listing NGR: NU2405124887

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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