Proof And Experimental Establishment, Shoebury Garrison, Old Ranges, Heavy Quick Firing Battery

Date:
11 Aug 2000
Location:
Proof And Experimental Establishment, Shoebury Garrison, Old Ranges, Heavy Quick Firing Battery, Southend On Sea, Essex
Reference:
IOE01/00182/02
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.

PROOF AND EXPERIMENTAL 1.

ESTABLISHMENT, SHOEBURY 5219 GARRISON Old Ranges: Former TQ 98 SW 5/100 Heavy Quick-Firing Battery II 2.

Heavy Quick-Firing Battery,now disused.1898, incorporating part of earlier battery, extended during construction and completed 1900. Mass concrete outer walls in 1:3 Portland cement with broken stone and sand; core of brick burrs. 4 semi-circular bastions with projecting parapet. Neatly shuttered in horizontal courses. Twin towers of ammunition hoist and single storey structures attached to rear. An early concrete building used for training in methods of firing from an elevated position; the hoist towers also used for training in fire-fighting. The hoist room retains part of the curved ceiling from an earlier battery, possible C.1850.

Listing NGR: TQ9366484242

Content

This is part of the Series: IOE\Webber_John IOE Records for Webber, John; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England

Rights

Copyright IoE John Webber. Source Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Webber, John

Rights Holder: Webber, John

Keywords

Brick, Cement, Concrete, Sand, Stone, Victorian Battery, Defence, Structure, Unassigned