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A Grade II Listed Building in Wembury, Devon

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Latitude: 50.3251 / 50°19'30"N

Longitude: -4.1183 / 4°7'5"W

OS Eastings: 249313

OS Northings: 49384

OS Grid: SX493493

Mapcode National: GBR NX.XXPC

Mapcode Global: FRA 2885.MDJ

Entry Name: Battery

Listing Date: 14 September 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1108570

English Heritage Legacy ID: 100536

Location: Wembury, South Hams, Devon, PL9

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Wembury

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Listing Text


7/10001 Battery


Magazine and battery for 6 inch guns. 1905. Concrete
emplacements each with rails to gun mountings and steps to sunk
magazine entrances. Iron door and fittings. Noted as having
complete interior with some original machinery including
ammunition hoists. Together with the Renney Battery (q.v.) it
exemplifies the recent advances made in form and design made in
order to counter the battleships and cruisers of the immediate
pre-Dreadnought era; the lighter and quicker-firing 6 inch guns
were designed to deal with the smaller and faster warships which
might have evaded the 9.2 inch batteries of the Renney Battery,

Listing NGR: SX4931349384

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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