Fort Clonque

Posted on October 23, 2023 / 1
Listing Type : Coastal Fort
Location : Channel Islands

Fort Clonque was an irregular shaped fort built on a small islet in the Swinge.  It is connected to the mainland by a 200 metre causeway.  It is basically a ‘U’ shaped structure with Battery No.1 on the right hand side.  The barracks are at the base of the ‘U’ with a flank battery facing towards the shore.  Battery No.2 and Battery No.3 lie along a rocky outcrop.

Completed in 1859 the Fort was built to accommodate fifty nine soldiers.  There was a total of nine guns, Battery I with five guns, Battery 2 with two guns, Battery 3 with one gun and the Flank Battery with one gun.  The wall and pathway between Battery 2 and Battery 3 has now been washed away.

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