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Placentia, Newfoundland and Labrador Historical Markers

 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 21, 2014
Outer Defenses
Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula)), Placentia — (Fort Royal)Outer Defences / Défenses avancées
English Gaillardin Redoubt Built originally of logs and subsequently of drywall masonry, this small enclosure surrounded by a breastwork was intended to keep an enemy from taking possession of Gaillardia Mountain, which overlooked . . . — Map (db m78970) HM
Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula)), Placentia — Castle Hill
English 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 . . . — Map (db m78917) HM
Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula)), Placentia — Castle Hill
English Welcome to Castle Hill National Historic Site of Canada By 1600, France and England dominated the European migratory fisheries to Newfoundland. Small-scale English settlements began in 1610, and in 1662 France . . . — Map (db m78919) HM
Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula)), Placentia — Fort Frederick
A fort consisting of a semi-circular redoubt mounting twelve guns, a guard house, barracks and storehouse surrounded by a palisade was erected on this site in 1721 and was named after H.R.H. Prince Frederick, then Prince of Wales. Although the . . . — Map (db m78918) HM
Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula)), Placentia — Fort Royal (Plaisance)le fort Royal
English Built in the Vauban style, Fort Royal was designed to protect against attackers with siege artillery and muskets. It contains three demi-bastions and one full bastion. The overlapping faces of the demi-bastions form a flank that . . . — Map (db m78935) HM
Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula)), Placentia — Port Royal and Castle GravesPort Royal et Castle Graves
English Fort Royal, 1709 Following an English naval attack on Plaisance in 1692 the French decided to erect a hilltop fortification to defend the town’s seaward approach. Fort Royal was begun the next year and completed around 1703. . . . — Map (db m79009) HM

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