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, Black and white image of the shell recess by  War Office official photographer, Malindine E G (Lt) – is photograph H 3246 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums, Public Domain.)


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