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Cotton Fort

Hob Uid: 451647
Location :
Dorset
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : SY6810079700
Summary : The site of Cotton Fort of probable 16th century date.
More information : North of MELCOMBE is COTTON FORT, a
rampart on which are three guns, designed to defend the town
[apparently one of the defences erected during the reign of
HENRY VIII] (1)

2. [SY 681797] COTTON FORT. [Lack of detail makes it possible
to plot to 50.0m only] (2)

3. The area is covered by a modern road and buildings. No trace
of antiquity was found. (3)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : "Hist of Dorset" Vol.2 3rd Edit 1861 p455 (Hutchins)
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Source Number : 2
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : History of Weymouth College 1901. (C.G. Falkner) small scale Map inside cover dated 1617
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JR 12-AUG-54
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Fort
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Fort
Evidence : Documentary Evidence

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SY 67 NE 25
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SY 67 NE 25
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1954-08-12
End Date : 1954-08-12