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THE REDOUBT FORT

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: THE REDOUBT FORT

List entry Number: 1043662

Location

THE REDOUBT FORT

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County: East Sussex

District: Eastbourne

District Type: District Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 27-May-1949

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 293531

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

1. 1065 The Redoubt Fort TV 6299 1/34 27.5.49.

II

2. 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

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National Grid Reference: TV 62319 99708

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