Firestone Bay Artillery Tower

Posted on April 27, 2022 / 3
Listing Type : Coastal Battery
Location : England

Firestone Bay Artillery Tower was part of a chain of early artillery towers built to defend the Royal Dockyard at Deveonport.  Similar towers were built at Devil’s Point and Fishers Nose.  The tower had a least five gun embrasures and it is believed it was probably armed with 24-pdr or 32-pdr smoothbore guns.

In 1852 it was used by the Coast Guard as a lookout.

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