Penlee Battery

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Penlee Battery Nature Reserve.

Penlee Battery is a nature reserve lying on the coastal headland of Penlee Point on the Rame Peninsula, in southeast Cornwall, England.

The site was formerly a fort, constructed from about 1890. It contained the largest gun of the Plymouth defences, a 13.5 inch BL, and was in active service through both World Wars.[1] Some gun emplacements still remain.

It is famous among dragonfly enthusiasts as the site where Britain's first Green Darner dragonfly was found, in 1998.[2][3]

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  2. ^ Pellow, Keith (1999a) An influx of Green Darner Anax junius (Drury) into Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly - The First European Records Atropos No. 6 pp. 3-7
  3. ^ Pellow, Keith (1999b) Common Green Darner Anax junius (Drury) in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly - The first British and European Records Journal of the British Dragonfly Society Vol. 15 No. 1 pp. 21-22

Coordinates: 50°19′13″N 4°11′35″W / 50.32028°N 4.19306°W / 50.32028; -4.19306