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DEVILS POINT ARTILLERY TOWER

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The remains of Devils Point Artillery Tower, a blockhouse probably built between 1537-9 as part of Henry VIII's coastal defences. It was built by the Edgcumbe family to protect their harbour and with its commanding views of the entrance to the river Tamar it became part of a series of coastal defences to defend the strategic town of Plymouth. It was used intermittently from its establishment and may have had a machine gun post positioned there in 1902 to protect the harbour boom.

The single-storey octagonal tower is built of rubble with granite dressings and had a vaulted roof which was originally surrounded by a parapet. It had a number of gun-ports on the seaward sides and an entrance on the landward.

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