Placentia in Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula), Newfoundland and Labrador — The Atlantic Provinces
In 1693 the French began construction of Fort Royal to guard the harbour at Placentia. When it was completed in 1703, several batteries and outworks supported the main fortifications. The defences, however, were precariously maintained throughout the French régime. Never captured, Castle Hill was ceded to Great Britain by the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713 and subsequently neglected in favor of other defences. The fort has fallen into ruins by the beginning of the 19th century.
Les premières fondations du fort Royal datent de 1693. Construit pour protéger les envions du port, il fut completé en 1703. Plusieurs batteries de murailles installées autour de l’ouvrage de pierre assurèrent alors la sécurité de l’endroit. Jusqu’au traite d’Utrecht, les Français maintinrent péniblement la place de état de defense. Après 1713, les Anglais abandonnèrent Castle Hill au profit de nouvelles fortifications. Il subit quelques réparations lors de la guerre de la Conquête mais il n’était plus que ruines au début du XIXᵉ siècle. L’ennemi ne s’empara jamais de Castle Hill.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • War, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1693.
Location. 47° 15.084′ N, 53° 58.349′ W. Marker is in Placentia, Newfoundland and Labrador, in Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula). Marker is on Castle Hill Road close to Route 100 South. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Placentia, Newfoundland and Labrador A0B, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Castle Hill (a few steps from this marker); Fort Royal (Plaisance) (within shouting distance of this marker); Port Royal and Castle Graves (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); (Fort Royal) (about 90 meters away); Fort Frederick (approx. 0.8 kilometers away).
More about this marker. Castle Hill National Historic Site is located at the end of Castle Hill Road,
Also see . . . Castle Hill, Newfoundland and Labrador - Wikipedia. Castle Hill is an area containing the remains of both French and British fortifications, overlooking the town of Placentia (français: Plaisance) in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The site was originally established in order to protect the French fishing interests (Submitted on November 15, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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