Tyne and Wear HER(12555): Whitley Bay, firing range - Details
Whitley Bay, firing range
Military Training Site
A Second World War firing range is visible as earthworks, structures and cropmarks on air photographs, at NZ 3480 7488. The site is close to the Second World War heavy anti-aircraft battery and aircraft obstructions (UID 1414464 and 1464911). The feature appears to be no longer extant on the latest 1988 Ordnance Survey vertical photography. (1-2). Now a caravan park.
Archaeological Research Services Ltd, 2009, North East Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment; NMR Monument No. 1465030; Vertical aerial photograph reference number RAF 58/B/40 5125 18-MAY-1948; RAF 106G/UK/1193 4077 27-FEB-1946