Lighthouse Battery

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

Lighthouse Battery was built in the 1860s to mount three 7-inch RML guns on disappearing carriages.

This battery has two of the 7-inch guns located in Moncrief Pits next to each other, with an earth covered magazine to the rear.  The original 7-inch RML guns for these emplacements lie on the ground to the rear.

The third gun pit is about 60 metres to the West of these two guns.  The 7-inch gun for this emplacement lies on the lip of the gun pit.

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

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