Fort Maarsseveen - Maarsseveen, NL
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N 52° 08.780 E 005° 03.828
31U E 641211 N 5779323
Quick Description: Fort Maarsseveen is a fortification consisting of one casemate dug into a hill. The work was constructed around 1880 as part of the New Dutch Waterline. The top of the hill rises more than eight meters above ground level.
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
Date Posted: 9/15/2021 5:35:56 AM
Waymark Code: WM14Z0P
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
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Long Description:
"The fortress consists of a barracks covered with earthenware and is surrounded by a moat about 20 meters wide. The access bridge is not original. The plot covers an area of ??approximately 1.5 hectares. A gun depot was added to the work in 1886, but it was demolished in 1940 when trenches were being built. At the same time, the ramparts were also largely leveled. The fort watchman's house, dating from 1880, still exists, but has been modified afterwards.

The work is located east of Maarssen, at the intersection of Herenweg and Maarsseveensevaart. It served to defend the access to the Maarsseveensevaart, a dike road with a canal, and the dikes of the Maarsseveense and Tienhoven polders.

To the north of the fort is Fort bij Tienhoven and to the south Fort aan de Klop and Fort De Gagel.

Today it is valued as a national monument. The Waterliniepad passes this fort."

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The year the "Fort" was constructed or started.: 1881

Name of "Country" or "Nation" that constructed this "Fort": The Netherlands

Was this "Fort" involved in any armed conflicts?: Yes it was

What was the primary purpose of this "Historic Fort"?: Used for defence of a border or land claim.

Current condition: Excellent

This site is administered by ----: Sticht C-Fort

If admission is charged -: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Open to the public?: Open or unrestricted access.

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