Defence of Britain: WW1

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Heugh Battery
- Overview About Heugh Battery Map Street View The Heugh Gun Battery was built on the Headland in 1860 to protect the fast growing port of Hartlepool. The Battery guns were ...
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Blyth Battery
- Overview Map Street View Blyth Battery is a Military and Local Heritage museum which is free to visit. The artillery battery was originally built in 1916 to defend the port ...
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Rangefinder Pillar, St Mary's Island
- Overview Map Street View There is a concrete pillar off the East coast of St Mary's Island. It was originally built in 1914 as a rangefinder to calibrate coastal defence ...
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Tynemouth Priory and Castle
- Overview History Aerial View Street View Tynemouth Castle is located on a rocky headland (known as Pen Bal Crag) at Tynemouth, overlooking Tynemouth Pier and the mouth of the River ...
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Roberts Battery, Old Hartley
- Robert's Battery at Old Hartley was a defensive site dating from the First World War. When a battleship which had been permanently based on the river Tyne was redeployed in ...


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