Fort Stuyvenberg

Description – The 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.