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Queen Elizabeths Pocket Pistol, Dover

Description: Queen Elizabeths Pocket Pistol

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 March 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 177827

OS Grid Reference: TR3252741709
OS Grid Coordinates: 632527, 141709
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1274, 1.3218

Location: Knight's Road, Dover, Kent CT16 1QP

Locality: Dover
Local Authority: Dover District Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: CT16 1QP

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Listing Text


"Queen Elizabeth's Pocket Pistol"
TR 3241 1/95


A C16 Flemish cannon set on a C19 gun carriage and embedded in a plinth of paving stones. The gun is of bronze having the most elaborate and o~amental Renaissarce motifs. The gun carriage was constructed by the Duke of Wellington in 1821 and has the Royal Arms and shell, dolphin and Tudor rose motifs. The wheels have spokes in the form of fasoes with fleurs de lye inside the rim and lions headi decorating the axles.

Listing NGR: TR3256141652

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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