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The French Gun Battery (North West Corner)

A Grade II* Listed Building in St. Michael's Mount, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.1167 / 50°6'59"N

Longitude: -5.4785 / 5°28'42"W

OS Eastings: 151427

OS Northings: 29859

OS Grid: SW514298

Mapcode National: GBR DXVC.PCP

Mapcode Global: VH130.0B3D

Entry Name: The French Gun Battery (North West Corner)

Listing Date: 9 October 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1310674

English Heritage Legacy ID: 69967

Location: St. Michael's Mount, Cornwall, TR17

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Michael's Mount

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

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Listing Text

MARAZION ST MICHAEL'S MOUNT
SW 53 SW
1/57 (was part of 9/157) The French Gun Battery (north west
corner)

GV II*


Gun battery. Probably early C19. Cobbled platform with dressed granite and granite
rubble embattled retaining wall and parapet.
The platform is in the north west outer angle of the castle (St Michael's Mount, qv)
and the outer wall form an obtuse angle with 3 embrasures to each side. Fitted with
cannon from the wreck of a French frigate, driven aground during the Napoleonic wars.


Listing NGR: SW5143529858

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

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