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Watch House Enclosure Wall with Attached Outbuildings

A Grade II Listed Building in Newton-by-the-Sea, Northumberland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.5172 / 55°31'1"N

Longitude: -1.6207 / 1°37'14"W

OS Eastings: 424051

OS Northings: 624887

OS Grid: NU240248

Mapcode National: GBR K43N.X2

Mapcode Global: WHC11.2LJB

Entry Name: Watch House Enclosure Wall with Attached Outbuildings

Listing Date: 1 September 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1154523

English Heritage Legacy ID: 237078

Location: Newton-by-the-Sea, Northumberland, NE66

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Newton-by-the-Sea

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Embleton Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NU 22 SW NEWTON-BY-THE-SEA LOW NEWTON-BY-THE-SEA

3/187 Watch House:
Enclosure wall with
attached outbuildings
GV II

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 from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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