CODGER FORT - List Entry

  • Description

    "Folly c.1770 by Thomas Wright for Sir Walter Blackett. Large blocks of roughly- dressed stone. A triangular bastion c.30 yards long with a square-plan projection at the apex. The wall is c.8 ft. high, with 16 gun loops. The front of the square projection has 3 crenellations....The fort stands on cliffs in a dramatic position and was formerly thought to be a defence of c.1746 against possible Jacobite invasion. However, a design of 1769 signed by Thomas Wright of Durham, and held at Wallington seems to disprove this...."
  • Owner

    Historic England
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 4 years, 9 months ago
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