This is my small cannon fort which I have named Fort Beckman after Sir Martin Beckman who was the later Chief Engineer to the King (Charles II).
This fort's primary purpose is coastal defence; either in protection of a port or strategically positioned to prevent a enemy landing.The fort's primary armament is a battery of 8 cannon set in linked casemates on the first floor. The battery commander's post is the protected raised platform on the forward ramparts. From there he can direct the fire of the battery of cannon. The battery is the objective purpose of the fort. The rest of the fortification serves to protect the battery from infantry assault.
Flanking fire is provided by four bastions plus scarp galleries on the long walls. The fort has two access points. The first is the main doorway on the long left hand side which is protected by flanking fire from one of the main bastions and a scarp gallery. The second is the small sallyport at the rear of the fort which is protected by crossing fire from the two rear bastions and from the crenelations on top of the wall and bastions. The fort has 30 loopholes (rifle firing ports) and 22 crenelated ports.
This design evolved into a larger fort built along the same principles (Fort Boarhunt). It divides into two sections for transport and storage: 1, the main battery; and 2, the curtain wall and rear bastions. This fort did not last long and was demolished.