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Boundary Wall Around Fort House with Attached Structures

A Grade II* Listed Building in Seaton Sluice, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.0766 / 55°4'35"N

Longitude: -1.4663 / 1°27'58"W

OS Eastings: 434175

OS Northings: 575928

OS Grid: NZ341759

Mapcode National: GBR L96Q.CZ

Mapcode Global: WHD4C.GN0J

Entry Name: Boundary Wall Around Fort House with Attached Structures

Listing Date: 15 July 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1041329

English Heritage Legacy ID: 236067

Location: Seaton Valley, Northumberland, NE26

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Seaton Valley

Built-Up Area: Seaton Sluice

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Delaval Our Lady

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NZ 37 NW NZ 342759
(East side, off)
5/103 Boundary wall
around Fort House,
with attached
Boundary wall with attached structures, formerly perimeter wall of fort. c.1917,
incorporating earlier structures on south. Concrete, except on the south where
coursed rubble with slag coping. Rectangular enclosure broken by extensions to
Fort House, south of centre on east side. Flat-topped concrete wall 1.2-1.5
metres high, with frequent internal buttresses carrying stubs of stanchions for
barbed wire fencing. Small gateways on north, and in south part of east wall.
Projecting pill box with canted external angle at north-west corner, has steel
embrasures with cover plates. Attached blockhouse near south end of west side
has similar embrasure in external wall; internally 2 boarded doors on north and
two 4-pane sash windows on south. Flat concrete roof. South wall has entrance
gate near west end; concrete piers with pyramidal caps, painted white. Further
east wall incorporates one end of a building, probably of C18 date.

Rare survival of a World War I fort; the north-west pillbox is said to be unique
in the North of England.

Listing NGR: NZ3417575928

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