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Black Joy Fort

Hob Uid: 1394969
Location :
North Norfolk
Cley Next the Sea
Grid Ref : TG0480045200
Summary : During the invasion scare of 1587, Edmund Yorke drew up a complex plan of an earthwork rampart backing Salthouse Marshes, with tow forts at either end, one adjoining the rampart at Weybourne, the other separated from the rampart at CleyHaven. This latter fort, lack Joy Fort was planned to be a six-pointed star fort with ravelins between each face, the first example of such an advanced design in England. it ws probably Yorke's solution to the rapid rebuilding of an existing unbastioned sconce. Some part of the defences existed then as orders were given to enlarge `the sconce at Weybourne Hoop'. It is unlikely that the plan was was cried out beyond strengthening the extant sconce as the Armad commenced soon after the plan was drawn up.
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Source Number : 1
Source : Fortifications of East Anglia
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Page(s) : 179-80
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Extant in 1587
Monument End Date : 1587
Monument Start Date : 1587
Monument Type : Sconce
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Enlarged 1587
Monument End Date : 1587
Monument Start Date : 1587
Monument Type : Coastal Battery
Evidence : Documentary Evidence

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TG 04 NE 38
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Associated Monuments : 1394967
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1394968
Relationship type : General association

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