Hatherwood Battery

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Hatherwood Battery
Alum Bay, Isle of Wight, England
Hatherwood Point and Alum Bay - geograph.org.uk - 1377275.jpg
Hatherwood Point and Alum Bay
Hatherwood Battery is located in Isle of Wight
Hatherwood Battery
Hatherwood Battery
Coordinates 50°40′14″N 1°33′53″W / 50.670603°N 1.564813°W / 50.670603; -1.564813
Site information
Open to
the public
Site history
Built 1869
In use 1869-1903, 1940-1943
Materials Concrete

Hatherwood Battery (map reference SZ308857) is a battery located to the east of Alum Bay on the Isle of Wight. It is one of the many Palmerston Forts built on the island to protect it in response to a perceived French invasion. Construction of the battery began in 1865 and was complete by 1869. Today not much is left of the battery as it has been left to decay, with some parts falling off the cliff due to erosion.[1]