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Arhcitectural stone

Post-medieval

English Heritage

English Heritage

An architectural stone that has been inscribed "1795 le 23 de Juin." This date refers to the battle of Groix, a sea battle which tool place off the coast of Brittany. The French Admiral Villaret de Joyeuse was defeate by the British Channel Fleet. These French ships were captured - the Alexandre, the Formidable and the Tgire. The stone was probably inscribed by someone who was captured on one of these ships at the battle and subsequently interned at Portchester.

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  • Title: Arhcitectural stone
  • Date Created: Post-medieval
  • Location: Portchester Castle
  • Type: Stonework
  • Original Source: PORTCHESTER CASTLE
  • Rights: English Heritage
  • Medium: Stone

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