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Description: 47a, Percy Gardens
Date Listed: 19 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 303353
OS Grid Reference: NZ3703269880
OS Grid Coordinates: 437032, 569880
Latitude/Longitude: 55.0221, -1.4223
TYNEMOUTH PERCY GARDENS (west side)
NZ 36 NE
8/107 No. 47A
Look-out post and gun emplacements. Circa 1916, for the army . Reinforced
concrete 7-storey tower with gun emplacement on roof. Plain boarded door in
blank north face with raised corners. Main south front has 6-sided windows
in round bays on 4 upper floors. Interior shows concrete stair with iron
handrail from ground floor to roof space, trap-door to roof now blocked.
Historical note: supposed to have been built after German bombardment of
the north-east coast, as a fall-of-shot tower and for range-finding of guns
of Tynemouth Battery.
Listing NGR: NZ3703269880
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Source: English Heritage
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