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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: 0.3005 / 0°18'1"E

OS Eastings: 562297

OS Northings: 99703

OS Grid: TV622997

Mapcode National: GBR MV8.BT5

Mapcode Global: FRA C7J1.DWM

Plus Code: 9F22Q8F2+M5

Entry Name: The Redoubt Fort

Listing Date: 27 May 1949

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1043662

English Heritage Legacy ID: 293531

Location: Devonshire, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22

County: East Sussex

District: Eastbourne

Electoral Ward/Division: Devonshire

Parish: Non Civil Parish

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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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: TV6229799703

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