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The Cannon Fort and Adjoining Dock

A Grade II* Listed Building in Newstead, Nottinghamshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0789 / 53°4'44"N

Longitude: -1.1989 / 1°11'56"W

OS Eastings: 453760

OS Northings: 353823

OS Grid: SK537538

Mapcode National: GBR 8FY.XB4

Mapcode Global: WHDG5.KV9Z

Entry Name: The Cannon Fort and Adjoining Dock

Listing Date: 13 October 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1264406

English Heritage Legacy ID: 425359

Location: Newstead, Gedling, Nottinghamshire, NG15

County: Nottinghamshire

District: Gedling

Civil Parish: Newstead

Traditional County: Nottinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Nottinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Ravenshead

Church of England Diocese: Southwell and Nottingham

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Listing Text

NEWSTEAD NEWSTEAD PARK
SK 55 SW
1/104 The Cannon Fort and
adjoining dock
13.10.66
G.V. II*
Mock fort. c.1750. Restored 1986. Built for the fifth Lord
Byron. Coursed and squared rubble and ashlar. Plinth, string
course, crenellated parapet. 9 round bosses on lake side. Semi-
circular central bay flanked by single triangular bastions. At
each end, curved steps. Each bastion has a circular tower, that
to south west roofless. That to north east has dome with ball
finial and 2 square openings. Each tower has a moulded pointed
doorway. At rear, 7 pointed arched recesses. Adjoining dock to
north east has slab coping. This fort was built as an eye
catcher to be seen across the lake and also as a mooring for the
ship which the fifth Lord Byron kept for entertaining his friends
with mock naval battles.


Listing NGR: SK5376053823

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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