TA1028 : Citadel watchtower, Hull

near to Kingston Upon Hull, Great Britain

Citadel watchtower, Hull
Citadel watchtower, Hull
A heritage plaque on the brick structure reads: "This 17th century watchtower marks the east point of Hull Citadel built 1681-90. The Citadel was a massive triangular fort incorporating earlier defences alongside the River Hull. It was levelled in 1863-4".

The watchtower spent many years as part of the 'Khyber Pass' cliff garden and folly at Hull's East Park before being 'rescued' and installed here (see TA1231 : The Khyber Pass). Other sources express some surprise that it survived in the park as the Khyber Pass was a popular play area for children, but I was one of those children and we always avoided the tower because of the stench (it was regularly used by people who couldn't make it to the nearest public toilet).
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