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Listening Post, 50 Metres West of Boulby Barns Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Loftus, Redcar and Cleveland

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Latitude: 54.5616 / 54°33'41"N

Longitude: -0.8361 / 0°50'9"W

OS Eastings: 475362

OS Northings: 519105

OS Grid: NZ753191

Mapcode National: GBR QHLP.SL

Mapcode Global: WHF8B.4L4W

Plus Code: 9C6XH567+JH

Entry Name: Listening Post, 50 Metres West of Boulby Barns Cottage

Listing Date: 13 May 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1263428

English Heritage Legacy ID: 432335

ID on this website: 101263428

Location: Boulby, Redcar and Cleveland, North Yorkshire, TS13

County: Redcar and Cleveland

Civil Parish: Loftus

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Easington All Saints

Church of England Diocese: York

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NZ 71 NE
(off north side), Boulby.
2/2 Listening post, 50m west
of Boulby Barns Cottage.
- II
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. On cliff-tops, 600m from coastline, overlooking
North Sea. Designed to give early warning of approaching enemy Zeppelins
and other aircraft in World War I. Render peeling off on east, south and
west sides; disused and dilapidated at time of survey.

Listing NGR: NZ7536219105

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