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1 The athwartships curve of a ship's deck, usually giving a fall towards the sides of a quarter of an inch (6.35 mm) to each foot (30.5 cm). 2 A small ...

forts, coastal

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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
125 words

...Holy Roman Empire, began a programme of coastal defences involving the construction of artillery forts and the strengthening of urban fortifications from the Thames estuary to Cornwall. The resources were made available from the profits of the dissolution of the monasteries . Camber Castle (Sussex) is a fine surviving example whose evolution has been traced through excavation. Fear of Scottish attacks led to similar defensive work at Hull and Tynemouth. The Earl of Derby, meanwhile, constructed defensive works on the Isle of Man. Similar considerations in...

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