This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
STEEPHOLM ISLAND 1.
5121 Laboratory Battery ST 36 SW 1/81 II 2.
1866-1868, built as part of the Palmerston forts ["follies"]. Double battery with 2 barbettes. Inside a semi-circular parapet wall of squared dressed rubble. Outer ramp of earth and stone. Each pit has racer cannon pivot (remains of Geo III cannon) and displaced 7 ton 7 inch cannon of 1860's. Two underground ammunition chambers at rear: dressed limestone exterior: interior brick barrel vaulted roof. See Barret, J.M. "Maritime Forts in the Bristol Channel".
Listing NGR: ST2307960793
© Mr Robert Mair. Source: Historic England Archive
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