Europa Pass Batteries

Posted on December 8, 2020 / 93
Listing Type : Land Battery
Location : Gibraltar

The Europa Pass Gateway was built about 1811 and was part of the defence line running from Buena Vista, across the road and then up to the Carnot wall and base of Windmill Hill.  There was a walkway and loopholes the length of this wall.

1st Europa Pass battery was located on the Buena Vista plateau, to the south of the Barrack block.  The location of the battery can still be seen.  2nd Europa Pass was located on a ridge on the opposite side of the road.  This Battery was linked to Windmill Hill by a spiral staircase in a limestone tower which still stands. 2nd Europa Battery had a block of military quarters built over it.

 

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1st Europa Pass Battery

                   One 8-inch

           Two 8-inch Howitzer

Four  64/32-pdr RML
2nd Europa Pass Battery

         Seven 8-inch Howitzer

Nil

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