The Rame Conservation Trust – Conserving Heritage Assets for Public Benefit

Redoubt 4, grade II listed and a designated Scheduled Monument, was built in 1782. It formed part of a group of defensive structures designed to resist French and Spanish attacks while the Royal Navy was engaged in the War of American Independence (1775-1783). The battery had 15 gun embrasures. It was disarmed in 1815, re-armed in 1849 and remodelled in 1887, when the sea-facing wall was strengthened and new gun emplacements and bomb proof accommodation were added. In 1899 the redoubt was renamed ‘Grenville Battery’ and was intended to defend against battleship bombardment.

Take an opportunity to step back into the past and have a look inside Grenville Battery! See videos below.