Old Battery (Alnmouth)
'THIS BATTERY WAS ERECTED BY HIS GRACE ALGERNON DUKE OF NORTHUMBERLAND K.G. FOR THE USE OF THE PERCY ARTILLERY VOLUNTEERS COMPLETED 12TH MARCH 1881'. (1)
Coastal pillbox briefly recorded under the name Alnmouth. (2)
Victorian gun battery survives exceptionally well in its original form. There are some late Second World War modifications but the core original structure still survives. Other earthworks also survive and could relate to the original battery or could be Second World War features. (3)
A post medieval/Twentieth Century battery and Second World War military building, trackway and road block are visible as structures on air photographs. The battery appears to have been re-used during the Second World War and is located at NU 2512 1107. The road block is located at NU 2510 1102 and the military building is at NU 2515 1109. The battery and road block appear to be extant on the latest 1999 Ordnance Survey vertical photography, whilst no other surface features are visible. (4a)
AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION, English Heritage: North East Coast NMP Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey ; Archaeological Research Services
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