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Location DB > Bermuda > St. Georges > St. Georges > Gates Fort
Gates Fort
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created by Radio2600 on 11/28/2022 1:39 PM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 3/22/2024 12:48 AM
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The site consists of a guardhouse, keep and battlement. There are two George III cannons mounted in the battlement.
 Basic Information
Type: Buildings
Status: Preserved
Accessibility: Easy
 Physical Information
Cut Road
St. Georges, St. Georges
Owner: Government of Bermuda
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  •  Hazards
  • unsafe flooring
  •  Interesting Features
    This is the oldest existing fort in Bermuda.
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     Historical Dates
    Built: 1612
    Closed: 1870
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    Gates Fort is located at the edge of Town Cut was built in 1612 to stop any suspect or enemy boats to enter the St. George Harbor from the open sea. It was named after Thomas Gates, the Governor elect of Jamestown Virginia.

    Gates Fort was also known as the Town Cut Fort and Danvers Fort, and subsequently was called the Town Cut Battery. In 1790s, Captain Andrew Durnford rebuilt this fort and mounted four cannons there. There is a guardhouse right at the entrance of the fort. In 1800s, the soldiers used the Keep as their barracks and the guardhouse as the kitchen. From 1870 to 1922, this small fort was used by a local family as their residence. Later it was returned to the Government.
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    Will remain as a park.

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    Gates Fort
    Mon, Nov 28th, 2022
    posted by Radio2600
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 3/22/2024 12:48 AM.

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  • on Mar 22 24 at 0:48, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Mar 22 24 at 0:48, Emperor Wang changed the following: History, Future Plans, Web Links
  • on Nov 28 22 at 15:42, Steed validated this location
  • on Nov 28 22 at 14:29, Radio2600 updated gallery Gates Fort
  • on Nov 28 22 at 14:29, Radio2600 updated gallery Gates Fort
  • on Nov 28 22 at 14:28, Radio2600 updated gallery Gates Fort
  • on Nov 28 22 at 14:27, Radio2600 made this location available
  • on Nov 28 22 at 14:24, Radio2600 updated gallery picture Gates Fort
  • on Nov 28 22 at 14:23, Radio2600 updated gallery picture The Keep
  • on Nov 28 22 at 14:23, Radio2600 updated gallery picture Upper Deck
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