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Gun Emplacement on S side of Mumbles Lighthouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Mumbles, Swansea

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Latitude: 51.5666 / 51°33'59"N

Longitude: -3.9709 / 3°58'15"W

OS Eastings: 263490

OS Northings: 187145

OS Grid: SS634871

Mapcode National: GBR GX.Y4PP

Mapcode Global: VH4KH.4W2D

Entry Name: Gun Emplacement on S side of Mumbles Lighthouse

Listing Date: 29 October 1999

Last Amended: 29 October 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22568

Building Class: Defence

Location: On the SE side of Mumbles Lighthouse on an islet off Mumbles Head.

County: Swansea

Town: Swansea

Community: Mumbles (Y Mwmbwls)

Community: Mumbles

Locality: Mumbles Head

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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A gun emplacement erected in the 1939-45 war and housing a 4.7 inch (12cm) gun.


A reinforced concrete gun emplacement on a levelled concrete platform and with a felt-covered flat roof. A doorway on the E side has hinges for double doors. The front, facing the sea, is rounded and has an opening the full width to allow a 180 degree turn of the gun. Inside are fragmentary remains of the base for the gun and a single steel cross beam supporting the roof.

Reasons for Listing

Included for group value with other associated listed items, including Mumbles Battery, demonstrating development of coastal defences here in the C19 and C20.

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