Saint Mary's Redoubt

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Saint Mary's Redoubt
Ridott ta' Santa Marija
Comino, Malta
Coordinates36°1′6″N 14°20′21.6″E / 36.01833°N 14.339333°E / 36.01833; 14.339333
TypeRedoubt
Site history
Built1716 or 1761
Built byOrder of Saint John
MaterialsLimestone
FateDemolished

Saint Mary's Redoubt (Maltese: Ridott ta' Santa Marija), also known as Migart Redoubt (Maltese: Ridott ta' Migart), was a redoubt on the island of Comino in Malta. It was built by the Order of Saint John in 1716 or 1761 (sources vary) as one of a series of coastal fortifications around the Maltese Islands.[1]

The redoubt was located on the northern coast of Comino, far away from the island's other defences of Saint Mary's Tower and Saint Mary's Battery. It was demolished and no traces of it can be seen today.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Farrugia Randon, Stanley (2015). Heritage Saved – Din l-Art Ħelwa – 1965–2015. Luqa: Miller Distributors Ltd. pp. 120–121. ISBN 9789995752132.
  2. ^ "About Comino". United Comino Ferries. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  3. ^ Gozo: The Isle of Joy on Stamps (PDF). Victoria: Gozo Philatelic Society. November 2011. p. 20.