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Cork Redoubt

Cork Redoubt

Surveyor: Unknown

Medium: Ink on paper

Date: 1690

Shelfmark: Ktop LII

Item number: 19.b

Genre: Topographical Drawing

Plan of a large pentagonal casemated redoubt intended to be built in Cork, in the late 17th century. The casements were barracks rooms for the soldiers who manned the stronghold. ‘Redoubt’ is a military term used to describe a stronghold that stands in isolation and which would have been equipped to withstand a siege. The name 'Redoubt' probably comes from the French word redoubt, which means 'shelter'.

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