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Location DB > Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax > Cambridge Battery
 Name
Cambridge Battery
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 Database Info
created by tribeachpunk on 3/14/2007 8:06 PM
last modified by tribeachpunk on 2/24/2011 3:07 PM
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 Overview
 Description
This fortification is part of the Halifax Defence Complex.

Many cement structures and brick buildings which are slowly being overtaken by the park itself. All buildings are sealed by brick and are inaccessible.
 Basic Information
Type: Fortification
Status: Outdoor/Closed
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: interesting
 Physical Information
Address
Point Pleasant Park
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada
Owner: Halifax Regional Municipality (Land under lease from Government of Canada)
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  •  Hazards
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  •  Interesting Features
    Park seems to be reclaiming this battery, ever so slowly. Take a walk through before it's gone.

    Used for 'Shakespeare by the Sea'
     Security Measures
  • bricked doors
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1865
    Closed: 1914
     Required Equipment
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  •  Recommended Equipment
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     History
    Found deep within Point Pleasant Park, Cambridge Battery is wearing away and slowly being reclaimed by the Park.

    Cambridge Battery was built during the 1860s and situated back from the Point Pleasant and Northwest Arm batteries along the shore. It was approved in 1862 and completed in 1868. Cambridge Battery itself was covered by the Prince of Wales Tower, further north in the Park.

    The battery was named in honour of the Duke of Cambridge, who was the professional head of the army during much of Queen Victoria's reign.

    The battery was disarmed by the time of the First World War.

    During the 1960s, much of Cambridge Battery was entombed.

    In February 2010 municipal crews cleared trees and overgrowth from the battery.

    Several walls at Cambridge Battery will be entombed in Spring 2011 "as a way to preserve deteriorating and unstable" structures.
     Media Coverage
  • HRM News Release: Three Point Pleasant Park Forts Get Facelift (September 28, 2010)

  •  Future Plans
    Significant restoration and stabilization project underway throughout Winter 2011.

    Several walls at Cambridge Battery will be entombed in Spring 2011 "as a way to preserve deteriorating and unstable" structures.
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    Brents
    Sat, May 13th, 2006
    posted by BeaverBanker
    1 pictures
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    03/05/2007
    Wed, Mar 14th, 2007
    posted by tribeachpunk
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    Historical Photos
    Sun, Dec 6th, 2009
    posted by tribeachpunk
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    13 May 2010
    Fri, May 14th, 2010
    posted by tribeachpunk
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    HRMits trip 09
    Mon, Aug 2nd, 2010
    posted by Jonnie B
    14 pictures
     


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     Web Links
  • Shakespeare By The Sea
  • An Online Virtual & Historical Tour of Halifax
  • Point Pleasant Park map
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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by tribeachpunk on 2/24/2011 3:07 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Feb 24 11 at 15:07, tribeachpunk validated this location
  • on Feb 24 11 at 15:07, tribeachpunk changed the following: Owner, History, Required Equipment, Recommended Equipment, Media Coverage, Future Plans
  • on Aug 21 10 at 17:18, tribeachpunk validated this location
  • on Aug 21 10 at 13:45, Jonnie B updated gallery picture IMG_0744.JPG
  • on Aug 2 10 at 1:11, tribeachpunk validated this location
  • on Aug 2 10 at 1:03, Jonnie B added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Aug 2 10 at 0:53, Jonnie B added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Aug 2 10 at 0:44, Jonnie B updated gallery HRMits trip 09
  • on Aug 2 10 at 0:44, Jonnie B created a new gallery
  • on May 14 10 at 0:49, tribeachpunk validated this location
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