Fort of Earth on the Hill at Enniskillen, it is small, has no buildings, & commands the Town. it [sic] has no place for cannon
Watercolour of a plan of a star-shaped fort at Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, giving measurements of (presumably) 150 feet from poin to point, and 70 from point to the corner of a 70-foot square centre. Beneath is a cross-section showing that there was a stone facing to the external wall.
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This star-shaped fort was probably built in 1689 by the Ulster forces fighting for the Prince of Orange. There were two such forts in the town of Enniskillen. There is only one surviving on the eastern part of the town and described as ruinous in 1750 (it could be the one illustrated here). The other is on the site of a late eighteenth-century redoubt to the west of the town on Windmill Hill.
Physical description: 1 drawing : watercolour ; 18.9 x 11 cm.
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