River Fort

Antigua and Barbuda
Posted on April 15, 2021 / 10
Listing Type : Coastal Fort
Location : Caribbean Sea

River Fort in Barbuda is a Martello Tower with gun platform.  It was built at Coco Point in Barbuda by Sir William Codrington in 1745.  The plan for the Fort had been prepared by a Royal Naval Commodore Charles Knowles (later an Admiral).

The fort is remarkably like Fort Denison in Sydney, with a Martello Tower and then gun platform running off to one side.  The tower at River Fort is higher than most Martello Towers at 56ft or 17.2m.

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