Early 20th Century Gun Battery 150m North of St Mawes Castle
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Submarine Mine Depot
County Council (Unitary)
Truro and Falmouth
SR841841 (184109, 32839)
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Gun battery and submarine mine control cell. The first development was the mine controll cell and two sockets for posts on the alignment of the mines relating to the minefield laid across the Carrick Roads circa 1896. The decision to build the battery was taken in 1900 and work started in 1901. This consisted of two earthen emplacements for quick-firing 12-pounders with an underground magazine. This was enlarged soon afterwards with the addition of two more emplacements, an observation point and a caretaker's house between March 1903 and November 1904. The battery was closed in 1910. During World War Two the battery was not re-armed but a range hut, now demolished, was built in 1941. Condition: good.
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