|32 pdr in position|
|Commanding view from the ramparts|
The fort took over 30 years to complete in classic Vauban style and incorporated the most advanced fortification designs available of the day. The fort is built on the end of a peninsula, which restricts the landward approach to one direction only, which incorporates a quarter mile of redoubts - clearly a large landing force would be required from that direction. The fort has a turf roof and locally produced bricks, both of which would absorb incoming fire rather than it sloughing off sections or creating fragments.
|Approaches to the south wall via the defensive crown works|
|The West Wall from Seaward showing the 3 gun tiers|
|One of the 6inch disappearing gun batteries|