Marine Parade Battery

From Historical Hastings

At the east end of the parade opposite Powell’s library[1] and in a commanding position overlooking The Stade, there was erected about the middle of the 18th century (one source gives the date of 1764[2]), a Battery, which, in 1779, mounted eleven twelve-pounders. It was demolished in 1847[3], although Banks states the date as being 1842, with six twenty-four pound guns in situ around 1800[4] prior to being decommissioned in 1817.

Plan from J. Manwaring Baines' Historic Hastings

References & Notes

  1. Brett Manuscript Histories Vol. 6 Chap. 55
  2. Topography of Great Britain (George Alexander Cook 1829)
  3. Osborne's Visitor's Guide to Hastings and St Leonards c1854 3rd ed. Pg. 62 Google Books
  4. Reminiscences of Smugglers and Smuggling: John Banks (1873) Pg. 17 Google Books