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A Grade II* Listed Building in Harwich, Essex

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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

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1187916

English Heritage Legacy ID: 366573

Location: Harwich, Tendring, Essex, CO12

County: Essex

District: Tendring

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

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Listing Text


609-1/3/95 (South East side)
20/06/72 Redoubt


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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