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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1297087
English Heritage Legacy ID: 387141
Location: Dartmouth, South Hams, Devon, TQ6
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
SX8850 DARTMOUTH CASTLE
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
(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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