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Mallet’s Mortar

This is one of two mortars built by Mallet in 1857 for the Crimean War, but never used in combat

The Green Hill Garrison School is a Grade II listed building dating from 1850s. In front of the building and opposite the modern entrance to the Royal Artillery Barracks, a 36-inch Mallet Mortar weighing 42 tons, the largest ever built in this country, is located. Although never used in war, in tests it was recorded to fire a 2359 lb. shell a distance of 2759 yds.