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Latitude: 55.393 / 55°23'34"N
Longitude: -1.6048 / 1°36'17"W
OS Eastings: 425130
OS Northings: 611080
OS Grid: NU251110
Mapcode National: GBR K672.CK
Mapcode Global: WHC1M.BP1Z
Plus Code: 9C7W99VW+63
Entry Name: Old Battery over Looking Alnmouth Links
Listing Date: 1 September 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1041839
English Heritage Legacy ID: 236895
Location: Alnmouth, Northumberland, NE66
Civil Parish: Alnmouth
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland
Church of England Parish: Alnmouth St John the Baptist
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
NU 21 SE ALNMOUTH ALNMOUTH LINKS
8/5 Old battery
Battery, dated 1881, altered World War II. Large squared stone; cut dressings;
pillbox has concrete lintels and roof; brick lining to pillbox and magazine.
Irregular L-plan; sunk c.1.5 metres below ground level are a rectangular
chamber with smaller magazine alongside; above magazine is turret remodelled
as pillbox. North side shows flight of stone steps down to chamfered doorway,
with blocked loop to left, below higher pillbox with splayed loop. Lower
part to right of pillbox has roof of massive sandstone slabs. Right return
shows two square windows; pillbox above and behind shows low door and splayed
loop. To right of door inscribed tablet 'THIS BATTERY WAS ERECTED BY HIS
GRACE ALGERNON DUKE OF NORTHUMBERLAND K.G. FOR THE USE OF THE PERCY ARTILLERY
VOLUNTEERS COMPLETED 12TH MARCH 1881. Similar square window at rear. Left
return shows projecting pillbox with splayed loop in each face.
Interior: Rectangular chamber has corbelled-out course below ceiling and
L-plan hatch into magazine; chamfered doorways into lobby and magazine;
interior of magazine lined with later brickwork.
Included for historical interest.
Listing NGR: NU2504110932
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