Tyne and Wear HER(12556): Whitley Bay, searchlight batteries - Details
Whitley Bay, searchlight batteries
Two searchlight batteries recorded by the Defence of Britain project, are visible as structures and earthworks on air photographs. No surface features are visible on the latest 1988 Ordnance Survey vertical photography. Now a caravan park.
Archaeological Research Services Ltd, 2009, North East Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment; NMR Monument Number 1414464; Vertical aerial photograph reference number RAF 58/B/40 5125 18-MAY-1948; Migrated Defence of Britain Project database record originally compiled from various sources; C S Dobinson 1996 Twentieth century fortifications in England, volume 1. Anti-aircraft artillery : England's air defence gunsites, 1914-46, page 480