Redoubt, Main Road, Harwich - Tendring

Redoubt. 1808-1810. Of brick and granite. Circular plan form with internal courtyard and brick vaulted chambers. Designed as bomb-proof fortification with effective artillery power to withstand lengthy siege. Upper level contains batteries for ten 24-pounder cannon. Dry moat revetment in brick. Suffering effects of water ingress - significant loss of pointing to inner and outer moat walls, or cement pointing resulting in loss of brick facings. Internally there are significant signs of plant growth throughout, as a result of missing pointing and failing roof coverings.

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    REDOUBT
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1187916
    Local Planning Authority:
    Tendring
    Site Type:
    Defence > Coastal defence site

Location

    Building Name:
    Redoubt
    County:
    Essex
    District / Borough:
    Tendring
    Parish:
    Harwich
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Harwich and North Essex
    Region:
    East of England

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Part occupied/part in use
    Priority:
    B - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented
    Ownership:
    Charity (heritage)
    Designation:
    Listed Building grade II*, SM

Contact Details

Claire Fidler 01223 582735