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The Old Battery

A Grade II* Listed Building in Dartmouth, Devon

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Latitude: 50.3419 / 50°20'30"N

Longitude: -3.5656 / 3°33'56"W

OS Eastings: 288692

OS Northings: 50280

OS Grid: SX886502

Mapcode National: GBR QT.YTTH

Mapcode Global: FRA 38F4.6QS

Entry Name: The Old Battery

Listing Date: 23 February 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1297087

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387141

Location: Dartmouth, South Hams, Devon, TQ6

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Dartmouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Dartmouth Townstal

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


673-1/7/10 The Old Battery


Artillery battery. 1861, built on the site of Lamberds
Bulwark, later known as Maiden Fort, and incorporating some
C17 or C18 masonry. Some earlier local rubble on the landward
side but predominantly snecked limestone with granite ashlar
dressings. Battery, square in plan, contains casemates for
three 64-pounder guns pointing south-eastwards towards the
sea, with magazines behind and some barrack accommodation,
and, on top, embrasures for another 2 guns (one has been
restored on a replica traversing carriage). The other
embrasure now occupied by an octagonal painted brick
emplacement for a 120mm gun which was erected in 1940 and
given a castellated parapet to disguise it as an antiquity.
A good example of a small Victorian artillery fort. Scheduled
Ancient Monument.
(Archaeologia: O'Neil BH St J: Dartmouth Castle and other
defences of Dartmouth Haven: 1935-: P.129-157; Saunders AD:
Dartmouth Castle, Devon: HMSO: 1986-).

Listing NGR: SX8868950281

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