(Last Updated on : 25/11/2019)
Anchuthengu Fort is located in Kerala
and was built by the British East India Company
in 1696 near the town of Anchuthengu. The fort served as the first signaling station for ships, which used to arrive from England. The fort was East India Company's first permanent post on the Malabar
Coast. The construction of the fort was started from January 1696 and was completed in 1699. The fort played an important role in the Anglo-Mysore War
as the East India Company stored ammunition at the fort.
Structure of Anchuthengu Fort
The fort was square, with four bastions, each of which mounted eight guns. The walls between the bastions had seven or eight guns. In addition, there was a battery of some 20 guns facing the sea. The fort had a garrison of 400 Europeans and 70-80 passes.
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