Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

EAST WEARE BATTERY


EAST WEARE BATTERY
Photo © Don McKenzie

East Weare Battery was constructed in the 1860's at the same time as the Verne Citadel on the eastern edge of the island overlooking the breakwater and Breakwater Fort. It had twenty 9" & 10" guns in five open batteries but by 1900 these had been replaced by five 6" and 9" modern Breech Loading (BL) guns. The battery is now derelict and very overgrown.

Open to the public.


Geoff Kirby

 

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East Weare Battery lies overlooking the shore on the east of Portland Island

 



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