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Fort Charles

Hob Uid: 462005
Location :
Hampshire
Gosport
Gosport
Grid Ref : SZ6227099940
Summary : Fort, built c.1660, square shaped work with a bastion. In ruins by 1828. Area now occupied by a boat yard, no remains of the fort are visible.
More information : (SZ 62279994) King Charles's Fort (GT) (Site of) (1)

Fort Charles, erected by Charles II on Gosport Hard, was about
150' square with a triangular bastion in the middle of the
eastern face. In 1828 its ruins were almost concealed by the
Castle Tavern. (2)

Redoubt and Platform (3)

The site of the fort is now occupied by Messrs Camper and
Nicholsons boat yard, and no remains are visible. (4)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1931-8
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : "Early Portsmouth Defences" 1923 39 (H T Lilley)
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Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Map of Portsmouth 1668 by Gomme, Original in Brit Mus
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 DS 09-AUG-55
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : built circa 1660
Monument End Date : 1670
Monument Start Date : 1650
Monument Type : Fort
Evidence : Documentary Evidence

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SZ 69 NW 10
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 238782
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 462035
Relationship type : Is referred to by
Associated Monuments : 238752
Relationship type : Is referred to by

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SZ 69 NW 10
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1955-08-09
End Date : 1955-08-09