SUMMIT BATTERY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1129739
Date first listed:
19-May-1983
Statutory Address:
SUMMIT BATTERY

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
SUMMIT BATTERY

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

District:
North Somerset (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Weston-Super-Mare
National Grid Reference:
ST 22650 60695

Details

STEEPHOLM ISLAND 1. 5121 Summit Battery ST 36 SW 1/80 II 2. 1866-1868, built as part of the Palmerston forts ["follies"]. Originally a double enclosure. Number one remains almost intact: semi-circular parapet wall of squared dressed limestone on inside of barbette; outer ramp of earth and stone. Racer and cannon pivot (remains of Geo III cannon) and 7 ton 7 inch cannon survive. Ammunition chamber for both batteries are nearby: squared, dressed limestone exterior; brick lined and vaulted interior. See Barret, J.M. - "Maritime Forts in the Bristol Channel".

Listing NGR: ST2261860721

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
33237
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Barret, J M , Maritime Forts in the Bristol Channel

Legal

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

End of official listing