Historic Sites

Redoubt Fort
The Harwich Society
“Foresters”
Church St
Harwich
Essex
CO12 3DR
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An extremely impressive 180ft (60m) diameter circular fort built in 1808 to defend the port of Harwich against a Napoleonic invasion. Ten guns sit on the battlements. Eighteen casements below would house 300 troops in siege conditions. Part of the fort is now used as a military museum. Battle re- enactments and other events are held during the summer months. The fort was restored by the Harwich Society as a voluntary project.

www.harwich-society.co.uk
01255 502872