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Steynewood Battery
Whitecliff Bay, Isle of Wight, England
Coordinates 50°40′42″N 1°05′39″W / 50.67823°N 1.09413°W / 50.67823; -1.09413Coordinates: 50°40′42″N 1°05′39″W / 50.67823°N 1.09413°W / 50.67823; -1.09413
Site information
Open to
the public
No
Site history
Built 1893
In use Private residence

Steynewood Battery (map reference ) is a battery located between Bembridge and Whitecliff Bay on the Isle of Wight, England. It is one of the many Palmerston Forts built on the island to protect it in response to a perceived threat of French invasion. Construction of the battery began in 1889 and was completed by 1893.

Publications

  • Moore, David, 2010. The East Wight Defences, Solent Papers Number 10, David Moore, Gosport. ISBN: 0954845331
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