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Eastbourne Redoubt [Apr. 29th, 2018|09:54 am]
Tony Grist
If Napoleon had ever landed an invasion force on the Pevensey Levels he'd have found himself being irritated by the guns and garrison of the Eastbourne Redoubt- a fortress built on the western flank of Pevensey Bay in 1805. The Redoubt is circular and partially buried- with its main rooms and parade ground below ground level and only its gun platform exposed. It remained in the hands of the military- and was put to various uses by them- until after the Second World War.

The building now houses a military museum- and entrance to the parade ground and gun platform is free. The original guns have long since been dispersed and scrapped and the ones that now fill the embrasures are a job lot- scrounged from various sources and most of them very much smaller.

[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2018-04-29 02:50 pm (UTC)
Places like that fascinate me...I have another fortress type defense construction with everything underground except the gun platform and I am trying to recall where that was.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-04-29 03:27 pm (UTC)
I'm told the defences at Chatham (from the same period) are very similar but on a much larger scale.
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