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Latitude: 51.9421 / 51°56'31"N
Longitude: 1.2891 / 1°17'20"E
OS Eastings: 626164
OS Northings: 232179
OS Grid: TM261321
Mapcode National: GBR VQR.8R2
Mapcode Global: VHLCG.9GC0
Entry Name: Redoubt
Listing Date: 20 June 1972
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1187916
English Heritage Legacy ID: 366573
Location: Harwich, Tendring, Essex, CO12
Civil Parish: Harwich
Built-Up Area: Harwich
Traditional County: Essex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex
Church of England Parish: The Harwich Peninsula
Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford
TM2632SW MAIN ROAD
609-1/3/95 (South East side)
Redoubt. 1808-1810. Of brick and granite. Circular plan form
with internal courtyard and brick vaulted chambers. Circular
dry moat and original drawbridge replaced by concrete span.
Some original fittings including iron railings, hoist and
lantern in magazine wall. Designed as bomb-proof fortification
with effective artillery power to withstand lengthy siege.
Remodelled in 1861 to same basic plan. Upper level contains
batteries, originally for ten 24-pounder cannon, one of which
dated 1865 has been excavated from moat. Moat revetment in
Listing NGR: TM2616432179
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