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Look-out Post, Percy Gardens, Tynemouth | by Simon_Cotterill
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Look-out Post, Percy Gardens, Tynemouth

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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Taken on July 18, 2020