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Latitude: 51.3407 / 51°20'26"N
Longitude: -3.1062 / 3°6'22"W
OS Eastings: 323043
OS Northings: 160764
OS Grid: ST230607
Mapcode National: GBR J1.VTMD
Mapcode Global: VH7CH.3KQK
Entry Name: Laboratory Battery
Listing Date: 19 May 1983
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1137930
English Heritage Legacy ID: 33238
Location: Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset, BS21
County: North Somerset
Civil Parish: Weston-super-Mare
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
ST 36 SW 1/81
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
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