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The Fort on the Lake, Coombe Keynes

Description: The Fort on the Lake

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 October 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 108553

OS Grid Reference: SY8609483930
OS Grid Coordinates: 386094, 83930
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6549, -2.1981

Location: Coombe Keynes, Dorset BH20 5QL

Locality: Coombe Keynes
Local Authority: Purbeck District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH20 5QL

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Listing Text


The Fort, on the Lake


Folly. Probably c1851. Rubble stone walls with brick dressings, and flat roof.
Circular battlemented tower on a circular platform built out into the lake. Tower
of one storey, with four openings with four-centred arched heads - that on the
landward side with doors, the others shuttered. String courses above openings and
below battlements. Circular platform paved with square tiles; low stone boundary
wall to this, raised on the landward side to form an archway with iron gates.
Brass cannon formerly on platform now removed and stored. Picturesque feature of
the Lake.

Listing NGR: SY8609483930

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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