ST2859 : Brean Down - Brean Down Fort Gun Emplacement

taken 7 years ago, 4 km from Brean, Somerset, Great Britain

Brean Down  - Brean Down Fort  Gun Emplacement
Brean Down - Brean Down Fort Gun Emplacement
Built in 1941 this emplacement was built to protect the port of Bristol from German attack.
Brean Down Fort was built in the 1860s as part of the Bristol Channel defences. Along with Flat Holm and Steep Holm islands and batteries on the Wales side, a direct line of defences was formed to protect the docks. Brean Down Fort is located at the furthest point of Brean Down, just South of Western-Super-Mare in Somerset. It was originally armed with seven 7-inch guns, and later re-armed in WW2. It was partially destroyed at the beginning of the twentieth century by an explosion in the magazine, leaving some parts derelict.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 19 October, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 7 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Derelict, Disused  Defence, Military 
Ruin (from Tags)
Gun Emplacement 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 280 592 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:19.6393N 3:2.0845W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 280 592
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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