Tombstone Battery

Date:
30 Aug 1999
Location:
Tombstone Battery, Weston Super Mare, North Somerset, Somerset
Reference:
IOE01/00048/03
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 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

Content

This is part of the Series: IOE01/1303 IOE Records taken by Robert Mair; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England

Rights

© 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

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