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Gloucester Lodge Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery

Gloucester Lodge Battery, just south of Blyth, was a Second World War heavy anti-aircraft gun battery and radar site. It is one of only a handful of complete or near complete Second World War gun batteries that was adapted for continued service during the Cold War. Located in a field by Gloucester Lodge Farm and by the side of Links Road (A193) the buried, earthwork and standing remains of the battery and radar site are a scheduled monument. For detailed information about the site see the Historic England listing.

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Gloucester Lodge Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery - List Entry
- "....Gloucester Lodge battery is believed to have been established in early 1941, probably on a site used by an earlier mobile battery. Once the likelihood of invasion by sea or …

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Stables (former wartime building)

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Gloucester HAA Battery, Blyth Northumberland
- Post by Jonney, 2011: Labelled map of the site and many photographs of the structures. ".....During WW2 Blyth harbour was used as a major submarine base and that combined with …

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