Picklecombe Battery, initially constructed of earth, was rebuilt to become an imposing structure with granite casemates and iron shields between 1864 and 1871. Armed with 42 9-inch and 10-inch RML guns, it was one of the three main gun-platforms - along with Bovisand Battery, Breakwater Fort and Drake's Island - protecting Plymouth Sound. By the 1890s Picklecombe was equipped with new armaments, two QF and two 6-inch BL guns. Recently the iron shields were removed and the Battery was converted to residential accommodation with two new storeys added on the roof. 

Picklecombe Battery

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