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Volume Twelve - Pre-Victorian to the Present Day - further aspects - Defence of the Realm - Penarth Head Fort and Coastal Battery . . .

1855 - Letter 2 - Correspondence from J. E. Bernard, (Surveyor and engineer to Cardiff Local Board of Health) to James Thompson regarding sites on Penarth Head for Royal Engineers with reference to the safety of 'Penarth Maids'!

   

The 1855 plans for a battery on Penarth Head never materialised and the Maidens of Penarth were saved from the Soldiers! ; that is until 1903 when the battery for two 6-inch guns was commissioned on a nearby site.

The following drawings were compiled from Station Records during the period 1918 - 1920. Drawing No. 1 of the Set of 7 is, however, missing and the plans of the steps down the cliff and the searchlight emplacements of 1917 have not, to date, been found.

   
1919 - Seven Defences - Drawing No 2 of Set of 7 - Battery for Two 6" Guns Mk.VII - Record Compiled from Station Drawings - Penarth Head - General Top Plan.
   
1918 - Seven Defences - Drawing No 3 of Set of 7 - Battery for Two 6" Guns Mk.VII - Record Compiled from Station Drawings - Penarth Head - Plan of Engine Room and Gun Floor Shelter.
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