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Heugh Battery

A unique site filled with history and intrigue. The only British gun battery to have fired its guns in anger during the First World War – come and explore a faithfully restored 19th century coastal defence battery. The Heugh Gun Battery is situated on the Headland in Hartlepool. The First World War …

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Heugh Battery Pictures

Heugh Battery and its sister sites were first conceived in the wake of the Napoleonic Wars to protect the important port and ship building centre of Hartlepool from attack by sea. Pictures with thanks to the Heugh Battery trust. You can find out more about visiting the Heugh Battery here. …

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History of the Heugh Battery

Heugh Battery and its sister sites were first conceived in the wake of the Napoleonic Wars to protect the important port and ship building centre of Hartlepool from attack by sea. In 1859 a more substantial battery was constructed, which required the sealing of ancient caves in the cliffs below …

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Hartlepool Town Wall & Cannon

19th Century Cannon Situated in Hartlepool’s Headland keeping a watchful eye looking out to sea is the Sebastopol Cannon near the Heugh Battery. This cannon was captured from the Russian Army at the battle of Sebastopol during the Crimean War (1854-56). In October 1857, the then Secretary of State, Lord …

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