WW1 Gun Battery

I came across a ghostly complex of forgotten concrete structures whilst wandering through Dalmeny Park on the coast of the Firth of Forth near Edinburgh.

It turns they are part of a gun battery built during the First World War to protect the Firth with its naval shipyards.

Work on this battery actually began before the outbreak of the war and when armed in 1914 consisted of two 6-inch guns and replaced in 1916 by two 12 pounder Quick Firing Naval 18cwt guns. The guns were dismounted and returned to store in 19221Canmore.org.uk ID 50454. Forth Defences, Inner, Hound Point Battery | Canmore. [online] Available at: https://canmore.org.uk/site/50454/forth-defences-inner-hound-point-battery [Accessed 21 Jun. 2022]..

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    Canmore.org.uk ID 50454. Forth Defences, Inner, Hound Point Battery | Canmore. [online] Available at: https://canmore.org.uk/site/50454/forth-defences-inner-hound-point-battery [Accessed 21 Jun. 2022].

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