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View of Fort Charlotte(003KTOP00000123U10800000)

View of Fort Charlotte(003KTOP00000123U10800000)

Artist: Billingshurst, Josiah

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1799

Shelfmark: Ktop CXXIII

Item number: 108

Length: 421

Width: 566

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

An engraving of Fort Charlotte in the late eighteenth century, taken from a drawing by Josiah Billingshurst. Situated on a ridge 636 feet above sea level and overlooking Kingstown, the Fort was equipped with a moat and drawbridge, and a barracks that could accommodate 300 men. It was St. Vincent’s chief fortification and named after Queen Charlotte, the wife of George III.

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