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2 Defence Electric Light Emplacements to East of Link House

A Grade II Listed Building in Blyth, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.1106 / 55°6'38"N

Longitude: -1.499 / 1°29'56"W

OS Eastings: 432058

OS Northings: 579687

OS Grid: NZ320796

Mapcode National: GBR K9ZB.8T

Mapcode Global: WHC30.YTC1

Entry Name: 2 Defence Electric Light Emplacements to East of Link House

Listing Date: 7 April 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1371407

English Heritage Legacy ID: 236083

Location: Blyth, Northumberland, NE24

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Blyth

Built-Up Area: Blyth (Northumberland)

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Blyth St Cuthbert

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NZ 37 NW
5/121 2 Defence Electric
light emplacements,
to east of
Link House
Defence electric light emplacements, 1914-19. Reinforced concrete and steel,
with some brick, whitewashed. Two small rectangular buildings 20 metres apart,
each with a semi-octagonal projection at the seaward corner.

Each has a doorway and boarded window in the landward end, machine gun loops in
the other walls, and boarded openings of curving section in the projection,
under a heavy girder; added brickwork above girder level in emplacement no.1
(southern). The projections have flat roofs of a slightly-lower level to the
low-pitched roof of the main part. The beam produced by a parabola-ellipse
reflector could be directed through an 0.1 metre slit between curved metal
shutters and still illuminate a wide area of sea; the 2 emplacements were
operated by an E.L.O. (Electric Light Officer) in a director station at Link
House Battery (q.v.) 300 metres to the south, and powered by an engine house 50
metres to the west, now a public lavatory (q.v.). Rare survival of a World War
1 coastal defence installation.

Listing NGR: NZ3205879687

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