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Laboratory Battery

A Grade II Listed Building in Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset

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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

Grade: II

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

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Listing Text

Laboratory Battery
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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