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12091


N Tyneside


St. Mary's Island, degaussing station


Whitley Bay


NZ37NE


Maritime



Degaussing Station


Modern


C20


Extant Building


The bird hide beside the lighthouse was originally a degaussing station. Built in 1959 the station would demagnetise ships with an encircling current-carrying conductor to protect them from mines laid during the war.


3525


7538


NZ35257538



North Tyneside Council, Environment, Regeneration & Housing Directorate, 2005, St. Mary's Island Draft Conservation Area Character Statement

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