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
Copyright IoE Mr Robert Mair. Source Historic England Archive
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