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Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Eastbourne Redoubt, Sussex
Eastbourne Redoubt was constructed at the beginning of the 19th Century, and like its twin in Dymchurch, was used as a barracks and stores for the Martello Tower system. It takes the form of a complete ring of casemates, which were the barrack rooms and magazine, with a parade ground in the middle and a ditch surrounding the structure. The only major structural difference between this and Dymchurch, is the caponniers in the ditch.
The Redoubt is open to the public and contains various military artefacts and displays.
Model of the Redoubt on display
Casemates on the parade ground
Passage linking the casemates internally
One of the barrack rooms
Looking back into one of the casemates from a caponnier
Looking into the caponnier
Looking into another caponnier
Internal steps up to tereplein
Steps from parade ground to tereplein
View across the top of the fort
View along the gun positions
Caponnier from outside
Looking towards another caponnier further along the ditch