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Gun emplacement ("Batteriet")


The emplacement is Arendal's oldest defence work, created as a battery of canons in the beginning of the 18th century. Two batteries of canons were originally built with block buildings - the upper and lower batteries. It is the upper one that remains. For a long time the emplacement was the centerpiece of an entire defence system against seaborne invaders. The canons that can now be found in the emplacement were placed there in recent times. They were moved from Peder Thomassons Street, where they had served for many years as mooring posts.