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Map of Western District and Peak Route Section A
Garden Road Peak Tram Lower Terminus Peak Cafe Gate Lodge of the Former Mountain Lodge Original Site of the Mountain Lodge and Lugard Road Pinewood Battery Boundary Stone, City of Victoria Stone House

Pinewood Battery

Hatton Road

Pinewood Battery

Pinewood Battery was constructed in 1903 to house two six-inch guns for the defence of Victoria Harbour. Located on a hill 307 m high, it was the highest of all Hong Kong’s coastal batteries. The guns were removed in 1913, but in the mid-1920s the battery was converted to allow two three-inch anti-aircraft guns to be installed on the emplacements. It was severely damaged by the Japanese Army Air Group on 15 December 1941. The site was left vacant after the war and is now a landmark in Lung Fu Shan Country Park.