Heugh Battery

Blyth, UK
Posted on April 13, 2023 / 5
Listing Type : Coastal Battery
Location : England

Heugh Battery was originally built between 19th December 1859 and 28th November 1860 to mount four smooth bore guns.  Three guns were mounted in line, and one in a forward position.

By 1870 the battery mounted four 64-pdr RML guns in barbette emplacements. Between 1882 and 1889 one of the 64-pdr RML guns was removed, leaving three guns.  In 1901 the whole battery was completely rebuilt to mount two 6-inch Mark VII guns.  The present layout dates from 1943 to 1956 and was for two 6-inch BL Mark XXIV.

To download the Fort Log for Heugh Battery, as prepared by the late David Moore (www.victorianfort.co.uk) please click the button on the right.  This log shows plans of the battery and an image of one of the gun pits before it was covered over.

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