Nova Scotia Archives

The Royal Engineers in Halifax

Fort Clarence

Piers note: No. 206. Fort Clarence: Entrance to inner part of fort, showing Tower. Fort Clarence: Escarp of West Ditch, showing Postern which leads, by way of a ramped, curved passage, up to interior of fort. Over the postern is a granite kingstone inscribed VR 1864-8, the date when the fort was reconstructed. Above appears the sandstone Martello Tower (Duke of Clarence's Tower), the basement of which, used as a magazine, is underground. Looking Southeast from rampart of casemate battery.

Date.: ca. 1878

Reference: Royal Engineers Nova Scotia Archives number 6828 (Piers 206)

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