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New Breakwater B Pier Head

Hob Uid: 1425451
Location :
Dorset
Weymouth And Portland
Portland
Grid Ref : SY6956107727
Summary : Coastal battery located on the northern tip of New Breakwater at Portland. The battery opened in 1901 and was armed with two 12-pounder quick-firing (QF) guns for anti-torpedo craft defence. By 1913 the battery's armament included four 12-pounder guns and a 6-inch breech-loading (BL) Mk. VII gun. The battery was decommissioned in 1934. A field visit in 1983 found the site had been demolished.
More information : Coast artillery battery. 1 x twin 6pdr Q.F. - 10cwt Mk 1 gun.Coastal battery. [information from 1963 aerial photographs].'B' Head, North Eastern Breakwater (Middle Arm), Portland Breakwater (1)

New Breakwater B Pier Head located at SY 696 773. The battery opened in 1901 and was armed with two 12-pounder quick-firing (QF) guns for anti-torpedo craft defence. By 1913 the battery's armament included four 12-pounder guns and a 6-inch breech-loading (BL) Mk. VII gun. The battery was decommissioned in 1934. (2-3)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Migrated Defence of Britain Project database record originally compiled from various sources
Source details : The two databases developed by the Project can be searched on-line through the Archaeology Data Service at http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/specColl/dob/index.cfm
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Source Number : 2
Source : Twentieth century fortifications in England. Volume 6.1. Coast Artillery, 1900-1956
Source details :
Page(s) : 176-181
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Vol(s) : 6.1
Source Number : 3
Source : Twentieth century fortifications in England. Volume 6.2. Coast Artillery, 1900-1956
Source details :
Page(s) : 271
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Vol(s) : 6.2

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Early 20th Century
Display Date : Opened 1901
Monument End Date :
Monument Start Date : 1901
Monument Type : Coastal Battery
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : First World War
Display Date : First World War
Monument End Date : 1918
Monument Start Date : 1914
Monument Type : Coastal Battery
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Mid 20th Century
Display Date : Decommissioned 1934
Monument End Date : 1934
Monument Start Date :
Monument Type : Coastal Battery
Evidence : Documentary Evidence

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : DoB Anti Invasion Database UID
External Cross Reference Number : S0011262
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SY 67 NE 230
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1425450
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1425471
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : THE DEFENCE OF BRITAIN PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1995-04-01
End Date : 2002-03-01
Associated Activities : LANDSCAPES OF WAR RECORDING PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 2008-01-01
End Date : 2009-12-31