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Proof and Experimental Establishment, Shoebury Garrison, Old Ranges, Heavy Quick Firing Battery

A Grade II Listed Building in Shoeburyness, Southend-on-Sea

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Latitude: 51.5239 / 51°31'25"N

Longitude: 0.7903 / 0°47'25"E

OS Eastings: 593664

OS Northings: 184242

OS Grid: TQ936842

Mapcode National: GBR RR4.GLR

Mapcode Global: VHKHN.NY4P

Entry Name: Proof and Experimental Establishment, Shoebury Garrison, Old Ranges, Heavy Quick Firing Battery

Listing Date: 28 April 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1112693

English Heritage Legacy ID: 122966

Location: Southend-on-Sea, SS3

County: Southend-on-Sea

Electoral Ward/Division: Shoeburyness

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: South Shoebury St Andrew with St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

Old Ranges: Former
TQ 98 SW 5/100 Heavy Quick-Firing
Heavy Quick-Firing Battery,now disused.1898, incorporating part of earlier battery,
extended during construction and completed 1900. Mass concrete outer walls in 1:3
Portland cement with broken stone and sand; core of brick burrs. 4 semi-circular
bastions with projecting parapet. Neatly shuttered in horizontal courses. Twin towers
of ammunition hoist and single storey structures attached to rear. An early concrete
building used for training in methods of firing from an elevated position; the hoist
towers also used for training in fire-fighting. The hoist room retains part of the
curved ceiling from an earlier battery, possible C.1850.

Listing NGR: TQ9366484242

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