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Description: Summit Battery
Date Listed: 19 May 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 33237
OS Grid Reference: ST2265060695
OS Grid Coordinates: 322650, 160695
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3401, -3.1118
ST 36 SW 1/80
1866-1868, built as part of the Palmerston forts ["follies"]. Originally a double
enclosure. Number one remains almost intact: semi-circular parapet wall of squared
dressed limestone on inside of barbette; outer ramp of earth and stone. Racer and
cannon pivot (remains of Geo III cannon) and 7 ton 7 inch cannon survive. Ammunition
chamber for both batteries are nearby: squared, dressed limestone exterior; brick
lined and vaulted interior. See Barret, J.M. - "Maritime Forts in the Bristol Channel".
Listing NGR: ST2261860721
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Source: English Heritage
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