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Weybourne Fort

Hob Uid: 1394967
Location :
Norfolk
North Norfolk
Weybourne, Kelling
Grid Ref : TG0980043900
Summary : During the invasion scare of 1587, the 2 miles of beach west of Weybourne to Cley was identified as the weakest undefended beach in Norfolk, and an elaborate pln of defences was drawn up by Edmund Yorke to defend the coast. This included a pentagonal bastion trace fort on the high ground at the eastern end of Salthouse marshes. It is unknown how much of the plan was created, the time being too short for proper defences to be created.
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Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Fortifications of East Anglia
Source details :
Page(s) : 178-80
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Built1587
Monument End Date : 1587
Monument Start Date : 1587
Monument Type : Bastion Trace Fort
Evidence : Documentary Evidence, Conjectural Evidence

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TG 04 SE 60
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Associated Monuments : 1394968
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1394969
Relationship type : General association

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