Rangefinder Pillar, St Mary's Island


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 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)

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Tyne and Wear HER(1987): St. Mary's Island, concrete pillar

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Rangefinder pillar, St Mary's Island

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