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Rangefinder Pillar, St Mary's Island


There is a concrete pillar on the rocks to the east of St Mary's Island. It was originally built in 1914 as a rangefinder to calibrate coastal defence artillery guns at Tynemouth Castle during the First World War. It was used for the same purpose, and possibly modified, during World War 2. (Source: SiteLines). The pillar is partly submerged at high tide.

St Mary's Island and Lighthouse St Mary's Island and Lighthouse Defence of Britain: WW1 1914 Local List Tynemouth Priory and Castle Defence of Britain
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Tyne and Wear HER(1987): St. Mary's Island, concrete pillar

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Tynemouth Priory and Castle
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Rangefinder, St Mary's Island

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Rangefinder pillar, St Mary's Island

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St Mary's Island

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Rocks at St Mary's Lighthouse-6

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Tyne & Wear HER: 1987
Grid ref: NZ353754

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