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BATTERY

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: BATTERY

List entry Number: 1108570

Location

BATTERY

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Devon

District: South Hams

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Wembury

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 14-Sep-1992

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 100536

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

SX 44 NE WEMBURY LENTNEY COAST

7/10001 Battery

GV II

Magazine and battery for 6 inch guns. 1905. Concrete emplacements each with rails to gun mountings and steps to sunk magazine entrances. Iron door and fittings. Noted as having complete interior with some original machinery including ammunition hoists. Together with the Renney Battery (q.v.) it exemplifies the recent advances made in form and design made in order to counter the battleships and cruisers of the immediate pre-Dreadnought era; the lighter and quicker-firing 6 inch guns were designed to deal with the smaller and faster warships which might have evaded the 9.2 inch batteries of the Renney Battery,

Listing NGR: SX4931349384

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National Grid Reference: SX 49313 49384

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