Stonecutters Central Battery, Stonecutters [1891- ]

Submitted by Rob on Mon, 03/19/2012 - 21:43
Current condition
Unknown
Date completed
(Day is approximate.)

Year completed is: Accurate
Condition at last visit: Unknown
Date of last visit:
Ref: ROB-00159
Other: Restricted Area. This Bty was originally known as Stonecutters West Central Bty.

Timeline:

  • 1885: Construction commenced in December, estimated cost £8,300.  (WO 78/5341).
  • 1886: Battery is referred to as West Central.  (CAB 11/57).
  • 1891: Construction completed in June, actual cost unknown.  (WO 78/5341).
  • 1891: Initial Armament: 1 x 10" BL Mk 1 on RCD mounting, 1 x 6" BL gun on HP mounting.  (WO 78/5341).
  • 1894: 1 x 10" BL gun, 1 x 6" BL gun, 2 x 3 pdr QF guns.  (CAB 11/57).
  • 1897: 1 x 10" BL gun, 1 x 6" BL gun, 2 x 3 pdr QF guns.  (CAB 11/57).
  • 1900: 1 x 10" BL gun, 1 x 6" BL gun, 2 x 3 pdr QF guns.  (CAB 11/57).
  • 1901: 1 x 10" BL gun, 1 x 6" BL gun, 2 x 3 pdr QF guns.  (CAB 11/57).
  • 1903: 1 x 10" BL gun, 1 x 6" BL gun, 5 x M/Gs.  (CAB 11/57).
  • 1903: Revision of existing 10" emplacement to take modern mounting. Revision for 6" BL Mk VII gun.  (WO 78/3970).
  • 1905: Under reconstruction, 10" BL to have Mk IV mounting.  (CAB 11/57).
  • 1906: 1 x 10" BL gun, 1 x 6" BL Mk VII gun.  (CAB 11/57).
  • 1907: 1 x 10" BL gun, 1 x 6" BL gun approved, 1 x 10" BL gun, 1 x 6" BL gun to be reduced.  (CAB 11/57).
  • 1909: 1 x 10" BL gun, 1 x 6" BL gun mounted, but not approved.  (CAB 11/57).
  • 1910: 1 x 10" BL gun, 1 x 6" BL gun mounted, but not approved.  (CAB 11/57).
  • 1911: 1 x 10" BL gun, 1 x 6" BL gun, mounted in reserve.  (CAB 11/58).
  • 1915: Not listed.  (WO 32/5316).
  • 2014: In restricted area, condition unknown.

For a background to these notes, and a glossary of terms used, please see: http://gwulo.com/node/24630  

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