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The Redoubt Fort

A Grade II Listed Building in Eastbourne, East Sussex

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Latitude: 50.7742 / 50°46'27"N

Longitude: 0.3008 / 0°18'2"E

OS Eastings: 562319

OS Northings: 99708

OS Grid: TV623997

Mapcode National: GBR MV8.BWC

Mapcode Global: FRA C7J1.F05

Entry Name: The Redoubt Fort

Listing Date: 27 May 1949

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1043662

English Heritage Legacy ID: 293531

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22

County: East Sussex

District: Eastbourne

Town: Eastbourne

Electoral Ward/Division: Devonshire

Built-Up Area: Eastbourne

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Eastbourne Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text

1065 The Redoubt Fort
TV 6299 1/34 27.5.49.


Built in 1806 as part of the same series of defences as the Martello Tower.
This is rather a curiosity. It consists of 2 concentric circular brick walls
with a dry moat between them. The inner wall is crenallated with a raised
platform behind it, beneath which is a series of arches or recesses that
houses stores and men as a magazine and barracks combined. In the centre
is a circular grassed open space. During the 1939/45 war this fort was
again used for defence purposes and some of the openings in the inner wall
were strengthened by the construction of pill boxes and look outs.

Listing NGR: TV6231999708

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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