Archive 2018: Cumberland Bastion

2018 Venue 8

Originally known as Middle Mount, the bastion was renamed in 1746 to commemorate the Duke of Cumberland. Berwick's Elizabethan fortifications were built between 1558 and 1569 when there was a real threat of invasion from the Scots. Cumberland Bastion was one of the five strong points set around the walls. This flanker contained short range artillery that could scour the ditch with grapeshot, dealing with any enemy attempting to scale the walls. The defences were aligned so that guns in the flankers could give supporting crossfire along the face of the neighbouring bastions.

Entry at the top of Coxon's Lane near the car park (entrance via a
short tunnel)

Saturday 10:00-16:00 & Sunday 10:00-16:00   No booking required

About the author 

Homer Lindsay

Retired Global ERP Financial Applications Analyst and Developer with an interest in people; places; photography.

A member of the Berwick Heritage Open Days Steering Group and its website developer.