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Fortifications of Gibraltar

Index Fortifications of Gibraltar

The fortifications of Gibraltar have made the Rock of Gibraltar and its environs "probably the most fought over and most densely fortified place in Europe, and probably, therefore, in the world", as Field Marshal Sir John Chapple has put it. [1]

140 relations: Alexandra Battery, Algeciras Gate, Barcina Gate, Bomb Proof Barracks and Battery, Breakneck Battery, Buena Vista Barracks and Battery, Buffadero Battery, Calpe Battery, Castle Batteries, Catalan Batteries, Charles V Wall, Civil Hospital Battery, Couvreport Battery, Cumberland Flank Battery, Defensible Barracks, Devil's Bowling Green Battery, Devil's Gap Battery, Devil's Tongue Battery, Devil's Tower (Gibraltar), Edward VII Battery, Eliott's Battery, Eliott's Practice Battery, Emigration from Malta, Engineer Battery, Europa Advance Batteries, Europa Batteries, Europa Pass Batteries, Farringdon's Battery, Flat Bastion, Flat Bastion Magazine, Footpaths of Gibraltar, Forbes' Batteries, Fortifications of Malta, Fortress of Luxembourg, Gardiner's Battery, Genista Battery, Genoese Batteries, Gibraltar War Memorial, Governor's Lookout Battery, Granada Gate, Grand Battery, Gibraltar, Grand Casemates, Grand Casemates Gates, Great Siege Tunnels, Green's Lodge Battery, Half Way Battery, Hanover Battery, Harding's Battery, Hayne's Cave Battery, Henry Ince, ..., Hesse's Demi Bastion, History of the Maltese in Gibraltar, Hutment Battery, Inundation, Gibraltar, Jews' Cemetery Battery, John Smith (British Army officer, born 1754), Jones' Battery, King's Bastion, King's Lines, King's Lines Battery, Lady Augusta's Battery, Lady Louisa's Battery, Landport (Gibraltar), Lathbury Barracks, Levant Battery, Lewis' Battery, Lighthouse Battery, Line Wall Curtain, Lines of Contravallation of Gibraltar, List of Cornish soldiers, commanders and sailors, List of fortifications in Gibraltar, List of sieges of Gibraltar, Little Bay Battery, Lord Airey's Battery, Lord Airey's Shelter, Martin's Battery, Middle Hill Battery, Monkey's Cave, Montagu Bastion, Moorish Castle, Moorish Wall, Napier of Magdala Battery, New Mole Battery, North Bastion, Gibraltar, O'Hara's Battery, O'Hara's Tower, Orange Bastion, Orillon Batteries, Parson's Lodge Battery, Prince Albert's Front, Prince Edward's Gate, Prince Ferdinand's Battery, Prince George's Battery, Prince of Wales Battery, Prince of Wales Lines, Prince William's Battery, Prince's Lines, Princess Amelia's Battery, Princess Anne's Battery, Princess Caroline's Battery, Princess Royal's Battery, Queen Charlotte's Battery, Queen's Gate, Gibraltar, Queen's Lines, Ragged Staff Flank, Ragged Staff Gates, Raglan's Battery, Retrenched Barracks, Rock Gun Battery, Rooke Battery, Rosia Batteries, Saluting Battery, Gibraltar, Scud Hill Battery, Signal Hill Battery, Gibraltar, Sir Herbert Miles Promenade, Soldier Artificer Company, South Barracks, Gibraltar, South Bastion, Gibraltar, South Batteries, Southport Gates, Spur Battery, Spy Glass Battery, St. George's Battery, Tibúrcio Spannocchi, Tovey Battery, Tower Battery, Twelfth Siege of Gibraltar, Upper Battery, Victoria Battery, Victoria Battery (100 ton gun), Waterport Battery, Wellington Front, West Battery, West Place of Arms, White Rock Battery, Willis' Battery, Willis' Magazine, Windmill Hill Batteries, Woodford's Battery, Zoca Flank Battery. Expand index (90 more) »

Alexandra Battery

Alexandra Battery is a coastal artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Algeciras Gate

Algeciras Gate was a city gate in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Barcina Gate

Barcina Gate was a city gate in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Bomb Proof Barracks and Battery

Bomb Proof Battery was an artillery battery near Bomb Proof Barracks in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Breakneck Battery

Breakneck Battery is an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Buena Vista Barracks and Battery

Buena Vista Battery was an artillery battery near the Buena Vista Barracks at the southern end of the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Buffadero Battery

Buffadero Battery was an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Calpe Battery

Calpe Battery is an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Castle Batteries

Castle Batteries are a series of artillery batteries that are part of the Northern Defences of the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Catalan Batteries

Catalan Batteries is an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Charles V Wall

The Charles V Wall is a 16th-century defensive curtain wall that forms part of the fortifications of the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Civil Hospital Battery

Civil Hospital Battery was an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Couvreport Battery

Couvreport Battery is an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Cumberland Flank Battery

Cumberland Flank Battery was an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Defensible Barracks

The Defensible Barracks is a fortified barracks located at Europa Flats in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Devil's Bowling Green Battery

Devil's Bowling Green Battery was an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Devil's Gap Battery

Devil's Gap Battery is a coastal battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar, overlooking the Bay of Gibraltar near the westernmost limits of the Upper Rock Nature Reserve.

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Devil's Tongue Battery

Devil's Tongue Battery was an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar. The battery could overlook the harbour but the remains are now surrounded by reclaimed land.

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Devil's Tower (Gibraltar)

The Devil's Tower was an ancient watchtower in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar close to a rock shelter where fossil remains of a Neanderthal child were discovered, together with palaeolithic tools.

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Edward VII Battery

Edward VII Battery was an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Eliott's Battery

Eliott's Battery was an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Eliott's Practice Battery

Eliott's Practice Battery is an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Emigration from Malta

Emigration from Malta was an important demographic phenomenon throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, leading to the creation of large Maltese communities in English-speaking countries abroad.

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Engineer Battery

Engineer Battery was an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Europa Advance Batteries

Europa Advance Batteries were a group of three artillery batteries in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Europa Batteries

The Europa Batteries are a group of artillery batteries in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Europa Pass Batteries

Europa Pass Batteries are a group of artillery batteries in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Farringdon's Battery

Farringdon's Battery (previously Willis' Battery) is an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Flat Bastion

Flat Bastion is a bastion which projects southward from the Charles V Wall in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Flat Bastion Magazine

The Flat Bastion Magazine is a 19th-century magazine in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Footpaths of Gibraltar

The footpaths of Gibraltar provide access to key areas of the Upper Rock Nature Reserve, a refuge for hundreds of species of flora and fauna which in some cases are found nowhere else in Europe.

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Forbes' Batteries

Forbes' Batteries are a pair of artillery batteries in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Fortifications of Malta

The fortifications of Malta consist of a number of walled cities, citadels, forts, towers, batteries, redoubts, entrenchments and pillboxes.

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Fortress of Luxembourg

The Fortress of Luxembourg refers to the former fortifications of Luxembourg City, the capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, which were mostly dismantled in 1867.

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Gardiner's Battery

Gardiner's Battery is an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Genista Battery

Genista Battery is an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Genoese Batteries

Genoese Batteries are a pair of artillery batteries in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Gibraltar War Memorial

The Gibraltar War Memorial is a First World War monument located on Line Wall Road in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Governor's Lookout Battery

Governor's Lookout Battery is one of the many artillery batteries in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar, which served to protect it against its many sieges.

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Granada Gate

Granada Gate was a city gate in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Grand Battery, Gibraltar

Grand Battery is an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Grand Casemates

The Grand Casemates is a building in Grand Casemates Square, Gibraltar, that was originally a fortified barracks and casemate.

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Grand Casemates Gates

Grand Casemates Gates, formerly Waterport Gate, provide an entrance from the northwest to the old, fortified portion of the city of the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar, at Grand Casemates Square.

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Great Siege Tunnels

The Great Siege Tunnels in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar, also known as the Upper Galleries, are a series of tunnels inside the northern end of the Rock of Gibraltar.

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Green's Lodge Battery

Green's Lodge Battery is an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Half Way Battery

Half Way Battery was an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Hanover Battery

Hanover Battery was an artillery battery on the north west part of the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Harding's Battery

Harding's Battery is a restored artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Hayne's Cave Battery

Hayne's Cave Battery is the remains of two gun positions that made up an artillery battery on the west side of the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar at Hayne's Cave.

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Henry Ince

Henry Ince (1736–1808) was a sergeant-major (and later lieutenant) in the British Army who achieved fame as the author of a plan to tunnel through the North Face of the Rock of Gibraltar in 1782, during the Great Siege of Gibraltar.

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Hesse's Demi Bastion

Hesse's Demi Bastion is a demi-bastion in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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History of the Maltese in Gibraltar

A Maltese community has existed in Gibraltar since shortly after its capture by an Anglo-Dutch fleet in 1704.

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Hutment Battery

Hutment Battery is an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Inundation, Gibraltar

The Inundation was a flooded and fortified area of ground on the sandy isthmus between Spain and Gibraltar, created by the British in the 18th century to restrict access to the territory as part of the fortifications of Gibraltar.

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Jews' Cemetery Battery

Jews' Cemetery Battery was an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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John Smith (British Army officer, born 1754)

General Sir John Smith (22 February 1754 – 2 July 1837) was a British army general.

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Jones' Battery

Jones' Battery is one of the best preserved of the "retired" artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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King's Bastion

King's Bastion is a coastal bastion on the western front of the fortifications of the British overseas territory of Gibraltar, protruding from the Line Wall Curtain.

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King's Lines

The King's Lines are a walled rock-cut trench on the lower slopes of the north-west face of the Rock of Gibraltar.

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King's Lines Battery

King's Lines Battery is an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Lady Augusta's Battery

Lady Augusta's Battery was an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Lady Louisa's Battery

Lady Louisa's Battery is an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Landport (Gibraltar)

The Landport (Puerta de Tierra/España) is a gate into the territory of Gibraltar.

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Lathbury Barracks

Lathbury Barracks was a military barracks in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar now used by civilians.

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Levant Battery

Levant Battery is an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Lewis' Battery

Lewis' Battery was an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Lighthouse Battery

Lighthouse Battery was an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Line Wall Curtain

The Line Wall Curtain is a defensive curtain wall that forms part of the fortifications of the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Lines of Contravallation of Gibraltar

The Lines of Contravallation of Gibraltar (Spanish: Línea de Contravalación de Gibraltar or Línea de Gibraltar), known in English as the "Spanish Lines", were a set of fortifications built by the Spanish across the northern part of the isthmus linking Spain with Gibraltar.

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List of Cornish soldiers, commanders and sailors

This is a list of Cornish people who were notable soldiers or seamen.

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List of fortifications in Gibraltar

This is a list of fortifications of Gibraltar.

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List of sieges of Gibraltar

There have been fourteen recorded sieges of Gibraltar.

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Little Bay Battery

Little Bay Battery is an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Lord Airey's Battery

Lord Airey's Battery is an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Lord Airey's Shelter

Lord Airey's Shelter is a subterranean military shelter in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Martin's Battery

Martin's Battery was an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Middle Hill Battery

Middle Hill Battery is an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Monkey's Cave

Monkey's Cave is a cave in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Montagu Bastion

The Montagu Bastion is one of many bastions which were designed to protect Gibraltar.

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Moorish Castle

The Moorish Castle is the name given to a medieval fortification in Gibraltar comprising various buildings, gates, and fortified walls, with the dominant features being the Tower of Homage and the Gate House.

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Moorish Wall

The Moorish Wall, also known as the Philip II Wall and formerly the Muralla de San Reymondo (St.) is a defensive curtain wall built in the 16th century that formed part of the southern fortifications of the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Napier of Magdala Battery

Napier of Magdala Battery is a former coastal artillery battery on the south-western cliffs of the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar, overlooking the Bay of Gibraltar.

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New Mole Battery

New Mole Battery was an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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North Bastion, Gibraltar

The North Bastion, formerly the Baluarte San Pablo (St. Paul's Bastion) was part of the fortifications of Gibraltar, in the north of the peninsula, protecting the town against attack from the mainland of Spain.

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O'Hara's Battery

O'Hara's Battery is an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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O'Hara's Tower

O'Hara's Tower was a watchtower in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Orange Bastion

The Orange Bastion is one of the many bastions in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar, which served to protect it against its many sieges.

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Orillon Batteries

The Orillon Batteries were artillery batteries in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Parson's Lodge Battery

Parson's Lodge Battery is a coastal battery and fort in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Prince Albert's Front

Prince Albert's Front is a curtain wall that formerly comprised part of the seafront fortifications of Gibraltar.

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Prince Edward's Gate

Prince Edward's Gate is a city gate at the entrance to Prince Edward's Road in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Prince Ferdinand's Battery

Prince Ferdinand's Battery was an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Prince George's Battery

Prince George's Battery is an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Prince of Wales Battery

Prince of Wales Battery is an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Prince of Wales Lines

The Prince of Wales Lines were a set of earthworks constructed in Gibraltar in 1756 on the orders of Lord Tyrawley, during his term as Governor of Gibraltar.

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Prince William's Battery

Prince William's Battery is an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Prince's Lines

The Prince's Lines are part of the fortifications of Gibraltar, situated on the lower slopes of the north-west face of the Rock of Gibraltar.

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Princess Amelia's Battery

Princess Amelia's Battery is an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Princess Anne's Battery

Princess Anne's Battery is an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Princess Caroline's Battery

Princess Caroline's Battery is an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Princess Royal's Battery

Princess Royal's Battery is an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Queen Charlotte's Battery

Queen Charlotte's Battery is a 1727 artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Queen's Gate, Gibraltar

Queen's Gate is a city gate in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Queen's Lines

The Queen's Lines are a set of fortified lines, part of the fortifications of Gibraltar, situated on the lower slopes of the north-west face of the Rock of Gibraltar.

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Ragged Staff Flank

Ragged Staff Flank is a masonry fortification on the South Front of Gibraltar's fortifications.

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Ragged Staff Gates

Ragged Staff Gates are a set of city gates in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Raglan's Battery

Raglan's Battery was an artillery battery overlooking the harbour in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Retrenched Barracks

The Retrenched Barracks was a fortified barracks located at Windmill Hill in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Rock Gun Battery

Rock Gun Battery is an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Rooke Battery

Rooke Battery is a now derelict artillery battery on the west side of the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Rosia Batteries

The Rosia Batteries are a group of artillery batteries in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Saluting Battery, Gibraltar

Saluting Battery was an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Scud Hill Battery

Scud Hill Battery is an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Signal Hill Battery, Gibraltar

Signal Hill Battery or Signal Battery was an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Sir Herbert Miles Promenade

Sir Herbert Miles Promenade served as an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Soldier Artificer Company

The Soldier Artificer Company was a unit of the British Army raised in Gibraltar in 1772 to work on improving the fortifications there.

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South Barracks, Gibraltar

South Barracks were barracks built for the garrison in what is now the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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South Bastion, Gibraltar

The South Bastion was part of the fortifications of Gibraltar, protecting the western base of the Charles V Wall.

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South Batteries

South Batteries is an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Southport Gates

The Southport Gates are three city gates in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Spur Battery

Spur Battery is an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Spy Glass Battery

Spy Glass Battery or Spyglass Battery was originally a high angle artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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St. George's Battery

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Tibúrcio Spannocchi

Tiburzio Spannocchi (1541–1609) (also Spanucchi, Spanochi, Spanoqui, Hispanochi etc.) was "king's engineer" to Philip II of Spain and subsequently to Philip III of Spain.

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Tovey Battery

Tovey Battery was an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Tower Battery

Tower Battery is an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Twelfth Siege of Gibraltar

The Twelfth Siege of Gibraltar was fought between September 1704 and May 1705 during the War of the Spanish Succession.

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Upper Battery

Upper Battery is a former artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Victoria Battery

Victoria Battery (one of two identically-named batteries named after Queen Victoria) was an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Victoria Battery (100 ton gun)

Victoria Battery (one of two identically-named batteries named after Queen Victoria) was an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Waterport Battery

Waterport Battery is an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Wellington Front

Wellington Front is a fortification in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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West Battery

West Battery is an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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West Place of Arms

The West Place of Arms is a place-of-arms in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar that was originally used as a troop assembly point.

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White Rock Battery

White Rock Battery was an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Willis' Battery

Willis' Battery is a former artillery battery on the north side of the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Willis' Magazine

Willis' Magazine is an 18th-century large magazine in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Windmill Hill Batteries

The Windmill Hill Batteries are a series of artillery batteries situated on Windmill Hill, Gibraltar near the south of the peninsula.

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Woodford's Battery

Woodford's Battery was an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Zoca Flank Battery

Zoca Flank Battery is an artillery battery on the west side of the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Redirects here:

Fortifications in Gibraltar, Fortress of Gibraltar.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortifications_of_Gibraltar

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