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The Battery, Fort Belvedere (Including 31 Cannon Gun Battery)

A Grade II Listed Building in Virginia Water, Surrey

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Latitude: 51.4047 / 51°24'17"N

Longitude: -0.6116 / 0°36'41"W

OS Eastings: 496667

OS Northings: 168216

OS Grid: SU966682

Mapcode National: GBR F9C.VK9

Mapcode Global: VHFTN.CY0H

Entry Name: The Battery, Fort Belvedere (Including 31 Cannon Gun Battery)

Listing Date: 17 November 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1028949

English Heritage Legacy ID: 289730

Location: Runnymede, Surrey, SL5

County: Surrey

District: Runnymede

Town: Runnymede

Electoral Ward/Division: Virginia Water

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey

Church of England Parish: Virginia Water

Church of England Diocese: Guildford

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Listing Text

The Battery
Fort Belvedere (including
3/118 31 cannon gun battery)


Battery. 1827-28. Part of Sir Jeffrey Wyattville's transformation of the Duke of
Cumberland's gothic style folly. Stone built, parapet crenellated for 47 guns, forming
a wide arc to East of Fort Belvedere with 2 bastims overlooking Virginia Water.
Intended for arcmanial salutes, etc. Built to accommodate the Duke of Cumberland's 31
fine brass cannon which was removed from Cumberland Lodge for that reason. The cannon
was built at Woolwich 1729-49 by Andrew Schlagt and his subordinate Bowen and rest on
iron gun carriages.

Listing NGR: SU9666768216

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