Listening Post 330 Metres of Wheatlands Farmhouse, Redcar
Description: Listening Post 330 Metres of Wheatlands Farmhouse
Date Listed: 13 May 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 60348
OS Grid Reference: NZ6148222954
OS Grid Coordinates: 461482, 522954
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5980, -1.0499
Location: Holyhead Dr, Redcar, Redcar and Cleveland TS11 8LE
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There is also a scheduled monument, World War I Early Warning Acoustic Mirror 650m North West of Bridge Farm, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
REDCAR REDCAR ROAD, north side
NZ 62 SW (NZ 614 229)
5/90 Listening post, 330m north
of Wheatlands Farmhouse
Listening post, c.1916. Rough-rendered cast slag-concrete. "U"-plan wall,
c.4.5m high. North-east face of middle wall has full-height-and-width
circular concave depression acting as reflector dish to concentrate sound
waves reflected towards microphone mounted on wooden pole, now missing.
Ramped flanking walls. Located on flat plain, 1,200m from coastline of
North Sea. Designed to give early warning of approaching enemy Zeppelins
and other aircraft in World War I. Render peeling off on outer faces of
side walls; disused and dilapidated at time of resurvey.
Listing NGR: NZ6148222954
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Source: English Heritage
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