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Proof and Experimental Establishment, Shoebury Garrison, Old Ranges, Heavy Quick Firing Battery, Southend-on-Sea

Description: Proof and Experimental Establishment, Shoebury Garrison, Old Ranges, Heavy Quick Firing Battery

Grade: II
Date Listed: 28 April 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 122966

OS Grid Reference: TQ9366484242
OS Grid Coordinates: 593664, 184242
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5239, 0.7903

Location: Mess Road, Southend-on-Sea SS3 9BY

Locality: Southend-on-Sea
County: Southend-on-Sea
Country: England
Postcode: SS3 9BY

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Listing Text

Old Ranges: Former
TQ 98 SW 5/100 Heavy Quick-Firing
Heavy Quick-Firing Battery,now disused.1898, incorporating part of earlier battery,
extended during construction and completed 1900. Mass concrete outer walls in 1:3
Portland cement with broken stone and sand; core of brick burrs. 4 semi-circular
bastions with projecting parapet. Neatly shuttered in horizontal courses. Twin towers
of ammunition hoist and single storey structures attached to rear. An early concrete
building used for training in methods of firing from an elevated position; the hoist
towers also used for training in fire-fighting. The hoist room retains part of the
curved ceiling from an earlier battery, possible C.1850.

Listing NGR: TQ9366484242

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Source: English Heritage

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