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Look-out Post & Gun Emplacement, Percy Gardens


47A Percy Gardens (west side) in Tynemouth is a former lookout post and gun emplacement built in c.1916, during the First World War. It is a 7-storey tower built with reinforced concrete originally with a gun emplacement on it's roof. The tower is said to have been built after German naval bombardment of Hartlepool and Scarborough, as a fall-of-shot tower and for range-finding of guns of Tynemouth Battery. It is a Grade II listed building.

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47A, PERCY GARDENS - Tynemouth - List Entry
- "Look-out post and gun emplacements. Circa 1916, for the army . Reinforced concrete 7-storey tower with gun emplacement on roof. Plain boarded door in blank north face with raised corners. Main ...

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List number: 1299885
List grade: 2
Borough: North Tyneside
Grid ref: NZ3703269880

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