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    Default Raleigh Battery, SE Cornwall


    Raleigh battery is close to both Maker and Hawkins batteries and looks over Kingand/Cawsand.

    Raleigh was finished in 1893 & built my Messrs Lapthorn & Goad of Plymouth, two 10" guns were mounted in january 1894 and remained in place until 1908, when they were put into reserve....the MOD abandoned this site in 1946......

    Got to say thanks to a couple who pointed me in the right direction of this site when i was out!

    loads of original features remain, and some nice labels on the walls, the brickwork is in A1 condition....


    Depression Range Finder mount





























    Air vent of magazine

    gun mount

    lamp post?

    gate to magazine.....

    had great fun playing with some grey grad filters & really pleased with the pics!

    pretty awesome site i have to say, really unexpected - i went to look at this one as part of tying up a few loose ends day of exploring....but turned out to be a real gem:)
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    nice one mate.

    really tidy!

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    Excellent find, and in such great condition, I think anyway, atleast its not chavved up
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    wow nice find mate :)

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    Nice one dude, good to see loads of bits left behind!
    The names have been changed to protect the 'not so' innocent...:p

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    ooooooooh that place looks great. Loads of things still left there, does look in good condition from the pics. Love that fireplace.

    Excellent pics, and a good find.

    :) Sal
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    Quote Originally Posted by kernowexpeditionary View Post
    pretty awesome site i have to say, really unexpected - i went to look at this one as part of tying up a few loose ends day of exploring....but turned out to be a real gem:)
    Often the way, eh? Some of my favourite explores have come about like that.
    Definitely a real gem...loads of stuff there. Very interesting site. :)
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