What are ramparts?


A rampart is a type of defensive wall. The word may also refer to:

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Ramparts - Other Uses
... LAPD Rampart Division, a division of the Los Angeles Police Department Ramparts (magazine), a defunct leftist American magazine that was published from 1962 through ...
Freetown Christiania - History - Barracks and Ramparts
... barracks of Bådsmandsstræde and parts of the city ramparts ... The ramparts and the borough of Christianshavn (then a separate city) were established in 1617 by King Christian IV by reclaiming the low beaches and islets ... After the siege of Copenhagen during the harsh wars with Sweden, the ramparts were reinforced during 1682 to 1692 under Christian V to form a complete ...
List Of Cities With Defensive Walls - Europe - France
... Concarneau's old town (ville close) Dambach-la-Ville Dinan (nearly complete ramparts with a large 14th century keep known as the Donjon de la duchesse Anne ... Nantes - partial remains of medieval wall Neuf-Brisach Niedernai Obernai, some sections of ramparts remain ...
Fortifications Of Zurich - Early Modern Ramparts
... From 1642, an impressive set of ramparts was built based on plans by Hans Georg Werdmüller and Johann Ardüser, at an immense cost and completed only in the second ... The ramparts included fifteen bastions, one of them built inside the Limmat river (the Bauschänzli, location of the former Ravelin Kratz) ... The ramparts were mostly destroyed in 1834, but parts of the walls and the western moat remain visible ...
Burrough Hill - Location and Layout
... Surrounded by a single ditch and rampart, the hillfort is trapezoidal in shape and covers an area of around 12 acres (4.8 ha) ... The ramparts, constructed from stone and earth, stand 9.8 ft (3 m) above the interior of the hillfort and would originally have been higher ... to 20 feet (5 to 6 m) beyond the northern rampart ...

Famous quotes containing the word ramparts:

    At the ramparts on the cliff near the old Parliament House I counted twenty-four thirty-two-pounders in a row, pointed over the harbor, with their balls piled pyramid-wise between them,—there are said to be in all about one hundred and eighty guns mounted at Quebec,—all which were faithfully kept dusted by officials, in accordance with the motto, “In time of peace prepare for war”; but I saw no preparations for peace: she was plainly an uninvited guest.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The ramparts of Vienna are crumbling into the sand; no one wants to live so confined, however, the entire country is already surrounded by a Chinese wall!
    Franz Grillparzer (1791–1872)