Beacon Hill Fort

Beacon Hill Fort also known as Beacon Hill Battery was decommissioned in 1956 on the dissolution of coast artillery in the United Kingdom.

Initially a blockhouse was on this site constructed in 1534 during the reign of Henry VIII, although abandoned within ten years. After the death of Henry VIII the site was rearmed. By 1625 the site had again fallen into disrepair and Harwich was considered to be defenceless.

The site was upgraded to a redoubt of ten guns built in 1810, and in 1862 these guns were upgraded as a result of the 1860 Royal Commission on the Defence of the United Kingdom.

By the 1889 work began on a totally new fort, which was completed in 1892. After World War I the fort was disarmed and sold. In 1940 the was bought back into service as a consequence of World War II and a twin 6 Pounder gun position and director tower were built. It became known as Cornwallis Battery.

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Beacon Hill Fort 7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 14.8℃ to 18.3℃ with wind speed 11.6 m/sec (SSW)
Thursday, Sep 21rain
Expect a temp in the range 12.7℃ to 14.8℃ with wind speed 8.2 m/sec (W)
Friday, Sep 22heavyrain
Expect a temp in the range 11.8℃ to 12.8℃ with wind speed 3.7 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Sep 23clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 9.1℃ to 10.8℃ with wind speed 6.2 m/sec (WNW)
Sunday, Sep 24partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 12.6℃ to 14.9℃ with wind speed 3.7 m/sec (SW)
Monday, Sep 25cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 15.3℃ to 16.4℃ with wind speed 6.1 m/sec (S)
Tuesday, Sep 26lightrain
Expect a temp in the range 13.7℃ to 16.9℃ with wind speed 4.3 m/sec (SW)

Felixstowe weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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