NS4074 : Dumbarton Rock: Prince of Wales Battery

taken 12 years ago, near to Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Dumbarton Rock: Prince of Wales Battery
Dumbarton Rock: Prince of Wales Battery
[This is one of a linked series of articles about Dumbarton Rock. See the end of Link for a list of the reference works that are cited here in abbreviated form.]

Like the Duke of Argyll's Battery (see the previous item in this series), this battery was built in about 1795; it stands on the site of the earlier Round Battery. The plaque on the right-hand side gives another name, "Prince Regent's Battery"; both names refer to the future George IV. [OSG07, p5; HD, p74].

The large dark pit of NS4274 : Dumbuck Quarry is visible in the background, a little left of centre.

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Dumbarton Rock and Castle

The Rock is a volcanic plug, and it has a long history as a fortified site. For further information, see the Geograph article "Dumbarton Rock and Castle": Link

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Date Taken
Friday, 26 June, 2009   (more nearby)
Thursday, 2 July, 2009
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Defence, Military  Derelict, Disused 
Period (from Tags)
18th Century 
Place (from Tags)
Dumbarton Rock 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4004 7455 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.2385N 4:33.7475W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4001 7454
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