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The Fort on the Lake

A Grade II Listed Building in Coombe Keynes, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.6549 / 50°39'17"N

Longitude: -2.1981 / 2°11'53"W

OS Eastings: 386094

OS Northings: 83930

OS Grid: SY860839

Mapcode National: GBR 21R.WLJ

Mapcode Global: FRA 678B.ZCN

Entry Name: The Fort on the Lake

Listing Date: 2 October 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1120488

English Heritage Legacy ID: 108553

Location: Coombe Keynes, Purbeck, Dorset, BH20

County: Dorset

District: Purbeck

Civil Parish: Coombe Keynes

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Wool, East Burton and Combe Keynes

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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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

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