Culver Battery

Posted on August 31, 2020 / 11
Listing Type : Coastal Battery
Location : England

Culver Battery, also known as Culver Down Battery) was first proposed in 1887 but was actually built between 1904 and 1906.  The battery was constructed with a Twydall Profile and mounted two 9.2-inch Mark X guns on Mark V Mounts.  In 1922 the Mark V mounts were upgraded to Mark VI mounts.

The battery was decommissioned in 1956.

Within the outer boundary stones, all War Department, is a square of Admiralty boundary stones.  It is thought that this was a radio station.  The careful delineation of this naval plot within the battery ground clearly shows that inter-service rivalry was alive and well.

The Fort Log prepared by David Moore can be seen here.

(1939 image of Culver Battery, http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/image/epw062534 Black and white image of the shell recess by  War Office official photographer, Malindine E G (Lt) – http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib//40/media-40228/large.jpgThis is photograph H 3246 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums, Public Domain.)

 

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