Fort Richmond

Posted on January 25, 2024 / 2
Listing Type : Barracks
Location : Channel Islands

Fort Richmond was initially a two gun smooth bore battery but between 1855 and 1856 the British built a defensible barracks here.  The barracks were surrounded by a dry moat and the building was sunk into the ground to protect it from incoming fire.

There were at least four smooth bore guns mounted outside the barracks, possibly 68-pdr SB guns and/or 8-inch shell guns.  In 1878 this was upgraded to  two 64-pdr RML guns.

In 1908 the site was decommissioned, although returned to the War Department again in 1914 before being relinquished again in 1922.

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