Felixstowe Langer Point

Has been described as a Certain Artillery Fort

There are no visible remains

NameFelixstowe Langer Point
Alternative NamesFelixstow; Lunger; Landguard Fort; Langerside
Historic CountrySuffolk
Modern AuthoritySuffolk
1974 AuthoritySuffolk
Civil ParishFelixstowe

Landguard Fort is located in Felixstove, Suffolk. The earliest known fortification on the site was a small sconce of earth reinforced with timber and brushwood built in 1543. It was dismantled in 1552, but rebuilt and garrisoned in 1588. A second fort was built in 1625, square in plan with acute angled bastions and surrounded by a moat. (PastScape)

Gatehouse Comments

One of two Henrican earth and timber bulwark, probably hexagonal, now vanished but slightly East of Landguard Fort. Built 1543, abandoned 1552, but briefly regarrisoned in 1588. Grade 1 listed C17 Landguard Fort covers site.

- Philip Davis

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law

This is a Grade 1 listed building protected by law

Historic England Scheduled Monument Number
Historic England Listed Building number(s)
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OS Map Grid ReferenceTM284318
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