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Description: The Battery, Fort Belvedere (Including 31 Cannon Gun Battery)
Date Listed: 17 November 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 289730
OS Grid Reference: SU9666768216
OS Grid Coordinates: 496667, 168216
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4047, -0.6116
SU 96 NE EGHAM LONDON ROAD (off)
Fort Belvedere (including
3/118 31 cannon gun battery)
Battery. 1827-28. Part of Sir Jeffrey Wyattville's transformation of the Duke of
Cumberland's gothic style folly. Stone built, parapet crenellated for 47 guns, forming
a wide arc to East of Fort Belvedere with 2 bastims overlooking Virginia Water.
Intended for arcmanial salutes, etc. Built to accommodate the Duke of Cumberland's 31
fine brass cannon which was removed from Cumberland Lodge for that reason. The cannon
was built at Woolwich 1729-49 by Andrew Schlagt and his subordinate Bowen and rest on
iron gun carriages.
Listing NGR: SU9666768216
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Source: English Heritage
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