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Distribution map of medieval artillery fortifications

List of Medieval Artillery Forts in Wales

Fortifications designed specifically for mounting artillery, usually as coastal defence against warships. Vary from large stone structures to small earthwork bulwarks with room for one or two pieces. Although some of the large royal buildings were of high quality with good detail these are actually practical military works. Much early artillery was relatively small and not very powerful and many gun loops in manor houses, town walls etc. would have been for such pieces - probably not even as effective as a modern shotgun although possibly psychologically more effective and, as new and expensive items, certainly impressive and showy.
Questionable or Doubtful
Confidence is a statement of the site as a medieval fortification


Name Alternative Name(s) County Remains
Milford Haven East Blockhouse Pembrokeshire masonry ruins/remnants
Milford Haven West Blockhouse Pembrokeshire no visible

This listing was last updated on Tuesday, April 7, 2015