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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.


List entry Number: 1137930



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


District: North Somerset

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Weston-Super-Mare

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 19-May-1983

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 33238

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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

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: ST 23043 60764


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