Monument record SWD 013 - Fort Sussex (?)

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Summary

Large moated fort of triangular plan with large quadrangular corner bastions shown on map of 1588(?)(S1).

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 509 768 (100m by 100m) (Approximate)
Map sheet TM57NW
Civil Parish SOUTHWOLD, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK

Map

Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Large moated fort of triangular plan with large quadrangular corner bastions shown on map of 1588(?)(S1). Shown as being probably situated in area of present Boating Lake just north of Southwold. According to Eversley (school) boys project on Southwold, the fort was planned as a precaution against the Spanish Armada in 1588 but was never actually built (S2) although the source of this information is unknown.
The area is marked `brickfield' on OS 1st edition map, and later as `boating lake' but the N side and parish boundary, both follow a sharp angular course reflecting part of the fort plan of 1588.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> (No record type): Public Record Office, map, circa 1588 reference MPF 138.
  • <S2> (No record type): Eversley Boys School, project ms, undated, SRO (Bury).

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Aug 4 1997 12:00AM

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