Old Blockhouse

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TRESCO, CORNWALL & ISLES OF SCILLY

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Substantial remains of a small 16th-century gun tower protecting Old Grimsby harbour. Built by Edward VI to defend England from French attack. Ironically the only military action it saw was during the interregnum after the Civil War, when it was occupied by Royalists who then came under Parliamentarian attack. It eventually fell to the Roundheads in 1651. A battery of guns was maintained here until the mid-18th century, after which it fell into disrepair. Its remains overlook a white sandy beach.

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