Bradleys Head Battery

Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Rocks NSW, Australia
Posted on April 17, 2021 / 9
Listing Type : Coastal Battery
Location : Australia

Bradleys Head Battery was originally built on the shore line at Bradleys Head in 1839 and a single gun emplacement survives from this period.  This battery was never completed.

Between 1871 and 1874 a new battery was built at the top of the small hill on the headland.  This battery mounted three 69-pdr guns with all the works cut out of the sandstone rock.  The battery perimeter was protected with a dry moat and scarped earthen wall,  One exposed section of the perimeter was protected by an unusual free standing open topped caponier like structure.

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