Minsmere Tudor entrenchments

Has been described as a Possible Artillery Fort, and also as a Possible Linear Defence or Dyke

There are no visible remains

NameMinsmere Tudor entrenchments
Alternative Names
Historic CountrySuffolk
Modern AuthoritySuffolk
1974 AuthoritySuffolk
Civil ParishLeiston

A survey of defence works on the Suffolk coast in 1587 noted that the early Tudor entrenchments at Minsmere were ruinous and recommended rebuilding them. Their precise location is unknown. (PastScape – ref. Kent, 1988)

Gatehouse Comments

Line of entrenchment built 1539 to defend haven. Short lived and gone by 1571.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceTM470660
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  • Kent, Peter, 1999 (3edn), 'Coastal Fortifications, 1500-1900'' in Dymond, David and Martin, Edward (eds) An Historical Atlas of Suffolk (Lavenham) p. 184-5
  • Kent, Peter, 1988, Fortifications of East Anglia (Lavenham: Ternence Dalton) p. 129-30