Yaverland Battery

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Yaverland Battery
Yaverland, Isle of Wight, England
Overgrown section of Yaverland Battery.JPG
Overgrown section of Yaverland Battery
Yaverland Battery is located in Isle of Wight
Yaverland Battery
Yaverland Battery
Coordinates 50°39′50″N 1°07′50″W / 50.66389°N 1.13056°W / 50.66389; -1.13056
Site information
Owner Private residence
Open to
the public
No
Site history
Built 1861-1864
In use 1864 onwards
Materials Brick

Yaverland Battery is a battery on the Isle of Wight, United Kingdom. It was constructed between 1861 and 1864.[1]

It originally mounted eight 7-inch Armstrong Rifled Breech Loading (RBL) guns, but by 1886 these had been replaced by eight 64 Pounder Rifled Muzzle Loading guns.

By 1902 the battery was re-armed with three 6-inch Mk VII Breech Loading guns. In 1956 on the dissolution of Coast Artillery all of the guns were removed and the site sold off.

The remains of the Battery are now a Scheduled Ancient Monument.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yaverland Battery". Pastscape. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Yaverland Battery". English Heritage. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 

Publications[edit]

  • Moore, David, 2010. The East Wight Defences, Solent Papers Number 10, David Moore, Gosport. ISBN 0954845331