King's Lines Battery

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
King's Lines Battery
Part of Fortifications of Gibraltar
King's Lines, Gibraltar.jpg
King's Lines, Gibraltar
King's Lines Battery is located in Gibraltar
King's Lines Battery
King's Lines Battery
Coordinates 36°08′42″N 5°21′02″W / 36.145074°N 5.350555°W / 36.145074; -5.350555
Type Artillery Battery
Site information
Owner Ministry of Defence

King's Lines Battery is an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar. It was originally built along the access path up to the Gate of Granada.[1]


This battery was originally built along the access path up to the Gate of Granada.[1] It is part of the North Front defences of the Rock of Gibraltar together with Couvreport Battery, Hanover Battery, Bomb Proof Battery and the underground tunnel system. This is a Class A listed building as designated by the Government of Gibraltar's Gibraltar Heritage Trust Act of 1989.[2]

The King's Lines occupy part of much older Moorish or Spanish Lines already in use during the siege of 1704. They are clearly shown on maps of Gibraltar from 1627. The Lines were named soon after the 1704 Capture of Gibraltar after the Archduke Charles of Austria otherwise known as Charles III, King of Spain. It was on his behalf that Gibraltar was captured by the allied forces in 1704.[3]


  1. ^ a b Fa & Finlayson (2006). The Fortifications of Gibraltar 1068-1945. Osprey Publishing. p. 25. ISBN 978-1-84603-016-1. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Gibraltar Heritage Trust Act 1989" (PDF). Government of Gibraltar. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Crone, Jim. "Northern Defences". Discover Gibraltar. Archived from the original on 5 September 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2013.