Edward VII Battery

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Edward VII Battery
Part of Fortifications of Gibraltar
Windmill Hill, Gibraltar
Edward VII Battery at Windmill Hill, circa 1904 with a 9.2 inch breech-loader.jpg
Edward VII Battery showing one of its two 9.2 inch breech-loader
Edward VII Battery is located in Gibraltar
Edward VII Battery
Edward VII Battery
Coordinates 36°06′58″N 5°20′50″W / 36.116201°N 5.347323°W / 36.116201; -5.347323
Type Artillery Battery
Site information
Owner Ministry of Defence
Controlled by Ministry of Defence
Open to
the public
Garrison information
Garrison Royal Gibraltar Regiment

Edward VII Battery was an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.


At the end of the nineteenth century Edward VII Battery had two 9.2 inch guns which were part of fourteen available for long range bombardment. These guns could fire across the Straits of Gibraltar including hitting shipping on the coast of Morocco.[1]


  1. ^ Fa, Darren; Finlayson, Clive (2006). The Fortifications of Gibraltar : 1068-1945 (1. publ. in Great Britain. ed.). Oxford [u.a.]: Osprey. p. 36. ISBN 9781846030161.