Garden Battery

Date:
30 Aug 1999
Location:
Garden Battery, Weston Super Mare, North Somerset, Somerset
Reference:
IOE01/00048/02
Type:
Photograph (Digital)
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Description

This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

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

Content

This is part of the Series: IOE\Mair_Robert IOE Records for Mair, Robert; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England

Rights

Copyright IoE Mr Robert Mair. Source Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Mair, Robert

Rights Holder: Mair, Robert

Keywords

Earth, Limestone, Rubble, Stone, Georgian Cannon, Gardens Parks And Urban Spaces, Street Furniture, Wall, Monument <By Form>, Barrier, Coastal Battery, Defence, Coastal Defence Site, Battery, Maritime, Military Coastal Defences