Heugh coastal artillery battery immediately north west of Heugh Lighthouse

  • Description

    "....A map of 1740 shows the outline of a fortification labelled Southys Point Battery roughly in the area later occupied by Heugh Battery. An 1841 town plan shows that this fortification had ceased to exist, but does show one of simpler outline called East Battery just to the south. In August 1855, this approximate area was leased as Lighthouse Battery which initially had six guns, but was rebuilt in 1857 for two 68 pounder guns. Heugh Battery was first leased in December 1859 and by 1864 had four 68 pounders. In 1890 it was rebuilt for three guns with Lighthouse Battery being rebuilt the following year for a single 6 inch gun. Between 1899 and 1900, Heugh was modified again, at a cost of just over 4000 pounds, to take two quick firing guns. In December 1902, Heugh was armed with two 6 inch mark VII breach loading guns, with a single mark VI gun at Lighthouse which was upgraded to a mark VII by 1914. It was with these three guns that three German ships were engaged on the morning of 16th December 1914....."
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    Historic England
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    Link: https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1020801
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 7 years, 4 months ago
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