SX1250 : Battery at Peak Point overlooking Gribbin Head, Polruan, Cornwall

taken 8 years ago, near to Polruan, Cornwall, Great Britain

Battery at Peak Point overlooking Gribbin Head, Polruan, Cornwall
Battery at Peak Point overlooking Gribbin Head, Polruan, Cornwall
The base of the Polruan Gun Battery is just beyond the dark wall in the foreground. It stands in a position protecting the entrance to Fowey Harbour from the eastern side, and may date from as early as the 17th century.

The harbour at Fowey has been of strategic military importance through much of its history, and defensive forces were stationed there in the Napoleonic Wars and during World War II. More information can be found at this LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )
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Date Taken
Friday, 23 May, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 27 May, 2014
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Grassland  Public buildings and spaces  Defence, Military  Estuary, Marine 
Primary Subject of Photo
Military Infrastructure 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 123 507 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:19.5813N 4:38.3036W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 124 507
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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