2014

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

taken 10 years ago, near to Polruan, Cornwall, England

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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This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Polruan Fire Station [9] · Entrance to Fowey Harbour [3] ·
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Photographer
Edmund Shaw   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 23 May, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 27 May, 2014
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 123 507 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:19.5813N 4:38.3036W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 124 507
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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