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Fort Stuyvenberg

Description РThe fort or lunet of Stuyvenberg was built to secure a strategic position east of Antwerp.  Its design allowed the defenders to secure the road to the Kipdorp gate. Sometimes it carries the name lunet or fort Carnot.

Construction & Armament – This fort featured a wet moat and three ramparts. It had one entrance located west and brick walls guarded this access. These ramparts add up to a roughly trapezoid design. This structure is considered fort rather than a lunet since defensive ramparts facing the city were present. Dutch forces constructed the lunet on a site that hosted a French field battery in 1813-1814. It is not known whether there was a garrison stationed on a permanent basis. Later a tower and artillery platform were added.

Armament –

  • ?x Cannon

Current condition – The fort of Stuyvenberg was demolished in 1873 by order of the Antwerp city counsel. The train station of Stuyvenberg was built on this site, today it is part of Park Spoor Noord. No remains of the fort were found when the park was constructed.

Sources – Own elaboration; Magielse, H.


Fort Pereya

Description РThe fort of Pereyra, also know as Fort Dambrugge was located on the right bank of the river Scheldt near the village of Dam. This  fort was constructed to secure the northeastern side of the city. Other names for this fort are Fort Dam, Fort Stuyvenberg. This fort should not be confused with the later lunet Stuyvenberg.

Construction & Armament – The fort was built using timber and earth works starting in 1592. It had a square shape and featured bastions.

Armament –

  • ?x Cannon

Current condition – This fort was supposedly demolished in 1702. During the conversion of the former railway station facilities into the Park Spoor Noord no trances were found. The location of the fort would be close to the bridge crossing the park.

Sources – Own elaboration; Magielse, H.