Fort Small

Parish: St. Catherine

Fort Small was built in 1782 to protect the bay between Port Henderson and the Hellshire Hills. The fort was built by David Small and designed to mount eight 24 pounder guns and one ten inch mortar.

Fort Small was extensively repaired in 1790 and was placed on the island's list of forts in 1799. It was about that time, that the name of the fort was changed to Fort Clarence, probably in honour of William Duke of Clarence. He became King of England in 1820 and reigned until 1837.

The masonry platform and the vault of the fort's magazine are now in ruin and covered by bushes.



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