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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: 1281863



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

County: Dorset

District: Weymouth and Portland

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Portland

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 17-May-1993

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 381980

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SY67SE 969-1/1/197

INCLINE ROAD, H.M. Naval Base (South side) East Weare Batteries at SY 694 741


Disused gun emplacement. c1870. Portland stone, some concrete and iron. Remains of 3 platforms plus magazine. A central magazine with earth-covered revetment has a platform on the axis to the NE, flanked by a platform to each side at 30 degrees; behind the magazine on the main axis is a small single-celled unroofed building. All is sunk into the slopes of The Verne on its N side and with a series of sunken passageways surrounding the central mound. The central platform has a semi-circular end in ashlar to a heavy rounded parapet at ground level; there are 4 vertical embrasures with segmental heads alternating with 5 mid-height square recesses with iron bolts and rings. To each side a straight run of rock-faced masonry wall runs approx 8m at approx 2.5m height to a bold weathered coping, and returns at an obtuse angle for approx 8m at same height, each with a central deep square recess at pavement level. The centre of the emplacement has a raised circular base in stone and concrete, with a central iron pivot or spigot, and a ramp towards the magazine mound. Each of the flanking platforms has a semi-octagonal termination. Each emplacement has a small stone plaque inscribed: LEVEL OF TOP OF RACER ABOVE HWM 216 FT. Axially to the SW is the mound over the magazine, with a small square vent in rock-faced stone. Retaining the mound on the SW side is an ashlar wall approx 20m long and 4.5m high, raked at either end above paired arched openings with bold rock-faced jambs and voussoirs; openings filled with concrete blockwork. Remains of a square-plan building approx 4m SW. The battery can be seen from the higher slopes of The Verne and commanded Portland Harbour to its SE.

Listing NGR: SY6944474052

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National Grid Reference: SY6944474052


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