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Battery, Wembury

Description: Battery

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 September 1992
English Heritage Building ID: 100536

OS Grid Reference: SX4931349384
OS Grid Coordinates: 249313, 49384
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3251, -4.1183

Location: Westlake Road, Wembury, Devon PL9 0AS

Locality: Wembury
Local Authority: South Hams District Council
County: Devon
Country: England
Postcode: PL9 0AS

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Listing Text

SX 44 NE WEMBURY LENTNEY COAST

7/10001 Battery

GV II


Magazine and battery for 6 inch guns. 1905. Concrete
emplacements each with rails to gun mountings and steps to sunk
magazine entrances. Iron door and fittings. Noted as having
complete interior with some original machinery including
ammunition hoists. Together with the Renney Battery (q.v.) it
exemplifies the recent advances made in form and design made in
order to counter the battleships and cruisers of the immediate
pre-Dreadnought era; the lighter and quicker-firing 6 inch guns
were designed to deal with the smaller and faster warships which
might have evaded the 9.2 inch batteries of the Renney Battery,


Listing NGR: SX4931349384

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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