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The Old Blockhouse

Location

Tresco Map

OS Ref: SV 897 154

Last Visited: 2012

Stairs The Old Blockhouse

Stairs
The Old Blockhouse

Like King Charles╩╝s Castle on the other side of Tresco, the Old Blockhouse was begun in 1548 in the reign of the boy king Edward VI.

As the plan on the English Heritage Display Board shows, it consists of a paved four-sided platform that could have accommodated up to three guns, and a small garrison room with a fireplace.

Not much to look at as a place, but the views are tremendous.