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Section on the Line EF throu' the Flank call'd Magazine Yard and the saluting Platform of Elizabeth Castle

Section on the Line EF throu' the Flank call'd Magazine Yard and the saluting Platform of Elizabeth Castle

Surveyor: Manson, I.

Medium: Ink on paper

Date: 1755

Shelfmark: Ktop LV

Item number: 76.e

Genre: Plan

Section plan of Elizabeth Castle, Jersey. Elizabeth Castle was built in the 16th century to replace the outdated Mont Orgueil fortifications. The castle is actually built on two small islands which were joined together in the 1660s when the walls were extended and the storm beach between the two was turned into a ditch. Built as a well equipped artillery fortress, the numbers of cannon sited here varied. During the siege of 1651 there was a report of over fifteen cannon in the castle; a report in 1783 gives the number as 84, the largest being 24 pounders, whilst in 1804 there was a reported 62 guns which included five 68 pounders.

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