Tyne and Wear HER(12696): Roker, Roker Pier, anti motor torpedo boat battery - Details
Roker, Roker Pier, anti motor torpedo boat battery
Anti Motor Torpedo Boat Battery
There were guns on the end of the piers. At the end of Roker Pier just beneath the lighthouse, there is a concrete structure. NAA suggest that this was an anti-motor torpedo boat battery. All that survives is a concrete platform with no entrance. A photograph of the structure taken soon after the war shows some form of storage bays to the front of the lighthouse, but these no longer stand. Further research is required. No information was found in Tyne and Wear Archives or Durham Record Office.
Alan Rudd, pers comm, 2009; Penny Middleton, Northern Archaeological Associates, 2012, Roker Lighthouse and Pier, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear - Archaeological Building Recording and Statement of Significance