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FORT BLOCKHOUSE

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Fort Blockhouse, a coastal battery rebuilt in 1708 from a chain tower of circa 1421 and a battery of 1667. It was again rebuilt in the mid 19th century with a casemated battery. The battery was disused before the First World War, but was armed with a 4-inch anti-aircraft gun in 1916 . It mounted two 6-pounder and two 12-pounder quick-firing guns in the Second World War and was eventually taken over as part of a submarine base, 'HMS Dolphin'.

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