On This Day – July 11, 1718

The location of the missing Coward's Bastion, where the strand was enclosed to make a passage to the Ship Quay

The location of the missing Coward’s Bastion, where the strand was enclosed to make a passage to the Ship Quay

Derry Corporation Minutes: That the Common Council taking into consideration the passage about the Bulwark, under the Magazeen, that it is now a great nuisance and are the opinion that if the strand opposite the said Bastion were enclosed with a stone wall and filled with earth between the said wall and the Bastion, it would preserve the Bastion from falling (which it is in great hazard) and would be great service to the City by making a commodious Passage to and from the City and the Ship Key.

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