Hawkins Battery

Posted on November 23, 2021 / 15
Listing Type : Coastal Battery
Location : England

Hawkins Battery was built between 1888 and 1892 to mount four 9-inch RML guns, similar to Tregantle Down Battery.  The four HAF guns were mounted in 1895 but by 1914 they had been removed and replaced by two 9.2-inch High Angle Fire guns in 1916.

Hawkins Battery has a perimeter wall with a blockhouse type caponier on each of the corners of the sea facing front.  The gorge was covered by a single caponier in the centre and a tower like structure.  Hawkins Fort was self contained with accommodation in addition to the guns.  The front of the battery was protected by a dry moat and concrete parapet wall.

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