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Suffolk HER Number (Pref. Ref.):SWD 013
Unique number (MonUID):MSF17618
Type of Record:Monument
Parish:SOUTHWOLD, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK
NGR:TM 509 768

Summary

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

Monument Types

  • FORT (16th century to 17th century - 1501 AD to 1600 AD)
  • MOAT (16th century to 17th century - 1501 AD to 1600 AD)
  • BRICKWORKS (19th century to 20th century - 1801 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds: None recorded

Protected Status: None recorded

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

[S1](No record type): Public Record Office, map, circa 1588 reference MPF 138. (SSF17325)
[S2](No record type): Eversley Boys School, project ms, undated, SRO (Bury). (SSF10000)

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