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DERBY FORT

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A castellated round stone built tower situated on a peninsular. It has a diameter of 24 metres and walls 3 metres thick. Originally built about 1540, as part of Henry Vlll's scheme of coastal defence against the threat of invasion. The fort was reconditioned in Civil War times by James, 7th Earl of Derby, whose initials and the date 164(?) appear on a tablet above the entrance.

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