Archcliffe Fort

Dover, UK
Posted on May 23, 2022 / 2
Listing Type : Coastal Battery
Location : England

Archcliffe Fort was originally a battery constructed during the time of Henry VIII to protect Dover Harbour.  It was armed with six 32-pdr SB guns in 1847.

The site was considered by the Royal Commission and it was to be armed with four 10-inch RML guns and two 7-inch RML guns (one in Moncrieff Pit).  By 1887 the armament had been amended to five 10-inch RML guns and a single 7-inch RBL.  A single 64-pdr was later added for drill purposes.  By the early 1900 all the heavy guns had been removed, and the site mounted one 6-pdr QF and two Maxim Machine Guns.

The gun emplacements have been lost to sight.

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