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Tombstone Battery, Weston-Super-Mare

Description: Tombstone Battery

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 May 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 33239

OS Grid Reference: ST2313460710
OS Grid Coordinates: 323134, 160710
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3403, -3.1049

Location: Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset

Locality: Weston-Super-Mare
County: North Somerset
Country: England

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Listing Text

Tombstone Battery
ST 36 SW 1/82
1866-1868 built as part of the Palmerston forts ["follies"]. Single battery with
one barbette. Inside a semi-circular parapet wall of squared dressed rubble: outer
ramp of earth and stone. Pit with racer cannon pivot (remains of Geo III cannon) and
displaced 7 ton 7 inch cannon of 1860's. Ammunition chamber: dressed limestone
exterior; brick vaulted interior. See Barret, J.M. "Maritime Forts in the Bristol

Listing NGR: ST2316760754

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Source: English Heritage

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