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Description: Laboratory Battery
Date Listed: 19 May 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 33238
OS Grid Reference: ST2304360764
OS Grid Coordinates: 323043, 160764
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3407, -3.1062
ST 36 SW 1/81
1866-1868, built as part of the Palmerston forts ["follies"]. Double battery with 2
barbettes. Inside a semi-circular parapet wall of squared dressed rubble. Outer ramp
of earth and stone. Each pit has racer cannon pivot (remains of Geo III cannon) and
displaced 7 ton 7 inch cannon of 1860's. Two underground ammunition chambers at
rear: dressed limestone exterior: interior brick barrel vaulted roof. See Barret,
J.M. "Maritime Forts in the Bristol Channel".
Listing NGR: ST2307960793
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Source: English Heritage
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