Gibraltar Public Holidays 2019 & 2020
- October 19, 2019
This page contains a national calendar of all 2019 and 2020 public holidays for Gibraltar.
Gibraltar Public Holidays 2019
Green’s Lodge Battery sits over 1000 feet up on the sheer North Face. It was constructed in 1776 and saw action during the Great Siege of 1779-1783, named after Sir William Green (1725-1811) who was chief engineer during the Great Siege and a serving officer in Gibraltar from 1761-1783. The battery contained five 24-pdr guns in 1776, this was later reduce to two.
The battery is reached via the path described in section A,B,C above.
The panoramic view from the battery is superb as can be seen in the lower photograph opposite. Farringdon’s Battery can be seen in the lower left of the photograph perched on the edge of the cliff, in the lower right the cemetery occupies a large area south of the runway and airfield. The Spanish town of La Linea can be seen in the upper right of the photograph.
The battery is in a state of dereliction, there is rubble on the approach and throughout the structure.
The battery has been reconstructed over the years and the remains are divided into a number of distinct features, one of which is a small bunker, the lower photograph shows the interior which has clear signs of 18th century construction.
A small herd of semi-wild mountain goats live in the area , they sometimes take shelter at the battery. It is best to make a lot of noise approaching the battery to let the goats know of your arrival, they will want to escape from the battery onto the rocky slopes above and you may have to retreat down the path to give them enough distance to do so. BE CAREFUL
A passage leads to an observation post shown in the photographs opposite and below. This has all of the signs of early 20th century construction.
One of the original gun embrasures can be found adjacent to the observation post, the view to the north is superb as can be seen in the photograph opposite.
On top of the battery there is the remains of another observation post dating to WW2, this can be seen in the photograph below.