Entrance Grave 23m West of Old Rock, Porth Hellick Down, St Mary's
Isles of Scilly
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County Council (Unitary)
Isles Of Scilly
SV929929 (92899, 10613)
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A Civil War gun battery situated among a group of natural outcrops overlooking Porth Hellick Point at the north east entrance to Porth Hellick and the neighbouring coastal waters on the south eastern coast of St Mary's in the Isles of Scilly. The battery survives as a square internal area measuring 4 metres across, situated amidst a group of natural granite outcrops on the crest of the coastal slope at the southern end of Porth Hellick Down. The southern side of the battery's interior, corresponding to the field of fire across the entrance of Porth Hellick, are defined by a right-angled earth and rubble bank, up to 2.5 metres wide and 0.6 metres high, linking outcrops at each end. A second, similar, bank extends for 3.5 metres along the north east side of the interior, separating it from a group of outcrops to the north and north east of the battery and leaving the north west side of the battery open as an entrance. Scheduled.
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