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

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

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Latitude: 51.5221 / 51°31'19"N

Longitude: 0.7876 / 0°47'15"E

OS Eastings: 593485

OS Northings: 184039

OS Grid: TQ934840

Mapcode National: GBR RR4.FY7

Mapcode Global: VHKHV.L0QG

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

Listing Date: 28 April 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1236492

English Heritage Legacy ID: 122965

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 SP/724 Light Quick-Firing
Light Quick-Firing Battery, now disused, former casemates, 1870s, remodelled early
1890s as Light Quick-Firing Battery. Stock brick with iron frame, C20 rendering to
upper part. 2 chambers set askew. Right part: massive piers with black brick quoins
flanking iron frame of 3 bays. Wooden door frame (door missing) between 2 upright
girders supporting wall plate. Iron-clad barrel-vaulted roof with mantle rail above
blocked casemate. Part of plank floor survives. Left part: Truncated and re-fronted
in yellow brick with four-course relieving arch above small wooden door frame. Buttresses
at left corner have traces of high brick arches, now demolished. Three-bay barrel-vaulted
roof with brick infill; C20 brick partition. Interesting late example of a casemate
and unique because referred to as an'experimental casemate'in contemporary documents.
A photograph (PIB/202) of c.1896-8 shows the arrangement of rifle muzzle loading guns
on the pier.

Listing NGR: TQ9348584039

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