Littlehampton gun battery

Has been described as a Possible Artillery Fort

There are no visible remains

NameLittlehampton gun battery
Alternative Names
Historic CountrySussex
Modern AuthorityWest Sussex
1974 AuthorityWest Sussex
Civil ParishLittlehampton

There is the possible site of a C16 gun battery at Littlehampton. The town is mentioned in a survey of coastal defences made in 1587 as a result of the threat to invasion by the Spanish Armada. An accompanying map suggests that the battery was on the E. bank of the river. A record of the larger coastal defences in 1652 and 1654 does not include Littlehampton. Some date before 1757 a five-gun battery was in position to the NW. of the windmill (see 2218) and may have been sited at the above NGR. The OS map of 1813 shows a barracks (presumably Napoleonic) in about this position. The battery appears to have been replaced in 1759 by one further W. (see 2216). (West Sussex HER)

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Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceTQ032016
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  • Goodwin, J.E., Military Defensive Fortifications at Littlehampton (Mss.)
  • Aldsworth, F.G., 1976 (? reference in West Sussex HER)