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Lymdens Bulwark

Hob Uid: 462026
Location :
Hampshire
Gosport
Gosport
Grid Ref : SZ6260099200
Summary : Blockhouse, probably built in 1417, bastion added in the C16th. Position shown as a mound on a C17th plan. No physical evidence found.
More information : (Area SZ 626992). A wooden tower was erected opposite the Round Tower (SZ 69 NW 1) probably in the early part of the 15th c to hold the westend of a chain-boom across the harbour mouth, the east end being held by the Round Tower. (1)

No trace. Exact siting not ascertained, but presumably under Fort
Blockhouse. (2)

The earliest mention of a blockhouse is in 1417. Until ca.1540 it was
probably the only fortification on the West side of the harbour, but
in 1540, four garrison lists mention the `Bulwark of Mr.Spert's
making at Gosportside and the blockhouse'. Robert Lymden was in
charge of the Bulwark in 1544. From C16th maps, Lymden's Bulwark
appears to have been a circular keep surrounded by a circular wall.
In a map of about 1585 the Bulwark is described as being old and decayed and by the early-mid C17th it was marked on maps as a
mound. (3)


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Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Fortifications in Old Portsmouth 1968 30 (A Corney)
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Source Number : 2
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 ASP 22-JAN-69
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Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Portsmouth Papers No 30 The Western Defences of Portsmouth Harbour 1400-1800 Dec 979 8-10 (G H Williams)
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date :
Monument End Date :
Monument Start Date : 1417
Monument Type : Blockhouse
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
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Monument End Date :
Monument Start Date : 1500
Monument Type : Bastion Outwork, Blockhouse
Evidence : Documentary Evidence

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SZ 69 NW 17
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 238782
Relationship type : Is referred to by
Associated Monuments : 462035
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 462076
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SZ 69 NW 17
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1969-01-22
End Date : 1969-01-22