Farmhouse Battery

Swansea, UK
Posted on August 8, 2021 / 5
Listing Type : Coastal Battery
Location : Wales

Farmhouse Battery was built on Flat Holm Island during the 1860s and mounted two 7-inch RML gun on a Moncrief Disappearing Mounts.

The A gun was mounted in a pit with an open rear.  During World War 2 the pit was covered in and the pit used for a generator.

The B gun was in an enclosed pit with a short tunnel entrance.

Part of both the 7-inch guns lies on the top of the battery.

A contemporary diagram of a disappearing mounts used on Flat Holm can be see here.

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