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|Owner||Ministry of Defence|
It was established in 1761 when the Couvre Port Work, covering Landport, was re-formed, and a battery for three guns was created. The work was commission by Major William Green which as based on the "first system" which had been devised by Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban in the 1680s. This battery was shaped like a ravelin as it was intended to divide any invading army.
According to Fa and Finlayson, "a small defensive work [was] set immediately in front of a gate so as to screen it."
- Kenyon, Edward Ranulph (1938). Gibraltar under Moor, Spaniard, and Briton. Gibraltar Society, Methuen & Co., Ltd. p. 53. Retrieved 30 March 2013.
- Fa & Finlayson (2006). The Fortifications of Gibraltar 1068-1945. Osprey Publishing. p. 25. ISBN 978-1-84603-016-1. Retrieved 30 March 2013.
- Fa & Finlayson (2006). The Fortifications of Gibraltar 1068-1945. Osprey Publishing. p. 61. ISBN 978-1-84603-016-1. Retrieved 30 March 2013.
- "Gibraltar Heritage Trust Act 1989" (PDF). Government of Gibraltar. Retrieved 30 March 2013.
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