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Marblehead in Essex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Fort Sewall Site Plan

 
 
Fort Sewall Site Plan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 27, 2010
1. Fort Sewall Site Plan Marker
Inscription.
Fort Sewall Site Plan
Legend
A Kitchen
B Guard Room
C Store Room
D Dungeon
E Magazine
F Temporary Magazine

The bomb-proof headquarters, covered with several feet of earth, consists of four rooms (left to right):
Room A – a kitchen with fireplace and well.
Rooms B & C – guard rooms with for officers on duty.
Room D – a small windowless dungeon entered from Room C. A few British or French prisoners were held here briefly.
In the rear of Room C, a curved brick stairway leads to the upper level and magazine entrance. There are two underground ammunition magazines below the upper level.
Town Of Marblehead, Massachusetts
 
Location. 42° 30.498′ N, 70° 50.515′ W. Marker is in Marblehead, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Front Street and Fort Sewall Terrace, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located in Fort Sewall. Marker is in this post office area: Marblehead MA 01945, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Sewall (a few steps from this marker); Huzzah! for "Old Ironsides" (a few steps from this marker); Gen. Casimir Pulaski
Fort Sewall Site Plan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 27, 2010
2. Fort Sewall Site Plan Marker
Beyond is the bomb-proof headquarters described on the marker
(a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Fort Sewall (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Sewall (within shouting distance of this marker); Agnes Surriage Well (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bailey's Head (approx. mile away); Old Burial Hill (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Marblehead.
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 518 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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