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Tombstone Battery

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3403 / 51°20'24"N

Longitude: -3.1049 / 3°6'17"W

OS Eastings: 323134

OS Northings: 160711

OS Grid: ST231607

Mapcode National: GBR J1.VV07

Mapcode Global: VH7CH.4KFX

Entry Name: Tombstone Battery

Listing Date: 19 May 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1320678

English Heritage Legacy ID: 33239

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

County: North Somerset

Civil Parish: Weston-super-Mare

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

STEEPHOLM ISLAND
1.
5121
Tombstone Battery
ST 36 SW 1/82
II
2.
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
Channel".


Listing NGR: ST2316760754

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