History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Garden Battery

A Grade II Listed Building in Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »
Street View
Contributor Photos »

Street View is the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the building. In some locations, Street View may not give a view of the actual building, or may not be available at all. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.

Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3396 / 51°20'22"N

Longitude: -3.1047 / 3°6'16"W

OS Eastings: 323146

OS Northings: 160640

OS Grid: ST231606

Mapcode National: GBR J1.VV1R

Mapcode Global: VH7CH.4LJD

Entry Name: Garden Battery

Listing Date: 19 May 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1137955

English Heritage Legacy ID: 33240

Location: Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset, BS21

County: North Somerset

Civil Parish: Weston-super-Mare

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Find accommodation in
Brean

Listing Text

STEEPHOLM ISLAND
1.
5121
Garden Battery
ST 36 SW 1/83
II
2.
1866-68 built as part of the Palmerston forts ["follies"]. Originally a double
enclosure, (Pits 1 and 2) but World War II battery built on top of pit 1. Pit 2 has
a semi-circular parapet wall of limestone rubble on the inside: an earth and stone
bank on the outside. The racer, cannon pivot (remains of Geo III cannon) and
displaced 7 ton 7 inch gun survive. See Barrett, J.M. "Maritime Forts in the Bristol
Channel".


Listing NGR: ST2315060589

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Selected Sources

Source links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.