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Name:19th century to modern Blacknor Battery, Portland
Type of Record:Monument
HER Number:MWX435
Last edited:Jan

Monument Type(s)

  • BATTERY (Post Medieval to Unknown - 1870 AD)


Coast defence battery, built in the 1870s. 6 BL guns installed in the 1890s. Remained in use until World War Two. The battery is visible as a structure on aerial photographs of 1946.

Sources and Further Reading

<1>SWX2166 - Monograph: Hogg I V. 1974. Coastal Defences of England and Wales. p229-230.
<2>SWX2152 - Monograph: K Hudson. 1984. Industrial History from the Air. p13, Plate 9.
<3>SDO13039 - Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 13-APR-1946. RAF 106G/UK/1411 4043-4.
<4>SDO13040 - Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 07-MAY-1948. SY 6871/3 RAF 30099/0132.

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