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FORTIFICATION

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A work or installation with a primarily defensive purpose. Use FORT for prehistoric and early historic sites.

Cromwellian Fort (Non-Preferred) | Earthwork Fortification (Non-Preferred)

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Term Note
BATTERY A site where guns, mortars or searchlights are mounted. Use specific term where known.
CASTLE A medieval fortified building or range of buildings, serving as a royal, or baronial, residence, or administrative centre.
FORTRESS A major fortified place, often a town, capable of containing a large force. If Roman use LEGIONARY FORTRESS.
KEEP The major tower of a fortification, often acting as its last defence.

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