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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1263428
English Heritage Legacy ID: 432335
Location: Loftus, Redcar and Cleveland, 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
LOFTUS BOULBY BANK
NZ 71 NE
(off north side), Boulby.
2/2 Listening post, 50m west
of Boulby Barns Cottage.
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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