TOMBSTONE BATTERY

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1320678

Date first listed: 19-May-1983

Statutory Address: TOMBSTONE BATTERY

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: TOMBSTONE 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 23134 60710

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

STEEPHOLM ISLAND 1. 5121 Tombstone Battery ST 36 SW 1/82 II 2. 1866-1868 built as part of the Palmerston forts ["follies"]. Single battery with one barbette. Inside a semi-circular parapet wall of squared dressed rubble: outer ramp of earth and stone. Pit with racer cannon pivot (remains of Geo III cannon) and displaced 7 ton 7 inch cannon of 1860's. Ammunition chamber: dressed limestone exterior; brick vaulted interior. See Barret, J.M. "Maritime Forts in the Bristol Channel".

Listing NGR: ST2316760754

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 33239

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

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

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