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Englands Historic Seascapes: Southwold to Clacton

Type: Fieldwork archives Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

The Englands Historic Seascapes: Southwold to Clacton project was undertaken by Oxford Archaeology between April 2006 and 2007. The project is one of four pilot projects designed to apply the principles of HLC (Historic Landscape Characterisation) to the marine environment. This project bu...

TILBURY FORT

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

A fort and coastal battery began in 1670 by order of Charles II and designed by his chief engineer, Sir Bernard de Gomme. Situated on low lying ground on the north bank of the River Thames, south east of the modern outskirts of Tilbury. It replaced an artillery castle built in 1539. The mo...

SOUTHSEA CASTLE

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

Artillery Castle, built circa 1538, rebuilt as a military prison in 1814. Around 1869 two open batteries for Rifled Muzzle Loading guns were added, flanking the castle. These were rebuilt circa1900 for 9.2 Breech Loading guns and maintained until 1956.

COALHOUSE FORT

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

Coalhouse Fort is a remarkably well preserved late 19th century fort built on the recommendation of the Royal Commission on the Defence of the UK in 1860. Built on the site of a D-shaped artillery castle built in 1539. It is one of the finest examples of an armoured casemate fort in Englan...

HALF MOON BATTERY

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

The site of Harwich Castle built in 1399, one of the Henrician blockhouses of 1543-7, probably the `tower house, and the Half Moon Battery of 1626. The site was redeveloped as the Naval yard in 1657 and the previous monuments destroyed.

Sea wall, Berges Island - Whitford Burrows, North Gower Properties

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

possible sea wall linking an island covered with pines to the main part of the burrows. Approximately 1.5m high and 3m wide the bank is capable of supporting a track for wheeled vehicles. If not a sea wall it could be a causeway built during World War Two.2003 surveyA solid grass covered...

FORT BLOCKHOUSE

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

Coastal battery, rebuilt in 1708 from a chain tower of circa 1421 and a battery of 1667. Again rebuilt in the mid 19th century with a casemated battery. Disused before World War 1 and eventually taken over as part of a submarine base, `HMS Dolphin.

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Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

Probable C16th coast defence battery. Ditch with inner rampart, earthworks mutilated during WW II.

TYNEMOUTH PRIORY AND CASTLE

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

The remains of an Iron Age and Romano-British settlement, a pre-conquest and post-conquest monastery, a ninth century wayside cross, a possible Norman motte, an enclosure castle, an artillery castle and 19th and 20th century coastal defences. They occupy a prominent headland with steep cli...

THE SALUTING PLATFORM

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

Battery Platform dated circa 1522-1526 and altered in 1568. It was redesigned in the late 16th century and early 19th century. In 1987 part of the wall collapsed during a storm. Stone.