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Grenville Battery

A Grade II Listed Building in Maker-with-Rame, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.3393 / 50°20'21"N

Longitude: -4.1957 / 4°11'44"W

OS Eastings: 243848

OS Northings: 51128

OS Grid: SX438511

Mapcode National: GBR NT.X239

Mapcode Global: FRA 2834.F8K

Entry Name: Grenville Battery

Listing Date: 26 January 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1160076

English Heritage Legacy ID: 61723

Location: Maker-with-Rame, Cornwall, PL10

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Maker-with-Rame

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Maker

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


6/64 Grenville Battery


Fort. Late C18, with some additions of C19 and 1914/18. Limestone rubble basement
storey and walls to battery, sandstone rubble walls at ground floor level, bomb-proof
stone roofs, formerly slated. Roughly triangular on plan, with long gatehouse and
barrack rooms along north east side (landward).
Gatehouse and barrack rooms are single storey on battered basement, central
segmental-headed gateway with brick dressings, loops along base of barrack rooms,
facing inwards to defend the gate bridge moat. On the inner side, the barrack rooms
have window and door openings with flat heads with keystone and voussoirs, rooms with
vaulted brick ceilings. Stone paved ramparts to seaward sides, with 3 large
reinforced concrete gun emplacements for very large sea-firing guns. Ammunition
hoists and crew shelter appended to these. Older emplacements still exist on the
west side. The ramparts are in rubble, but of small blocks and roughly laid in
Ancient monument no. 831.

Listing NGR: SX4334551282

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

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