Windmill Redoubt

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Windmill RedoubtWindmill Redoubt_header_cell_0_0_0
CoordinatesWindmill Redoubt_header_cell_0_1_0 Windmill Redoubt_cell_0_1_1
TypeWindmill Redoubt_header_cell_0_2_0 RedoubtWindmill Redoubt_cell_0_2_1
Site historyWindmill Redoubt_header_cell_0_3_0
BuiltWindmill Redoubt_header_cell_0_4_0 c. 1798Windmill Redoubt_cell_0_4_1
Built byWindmill Redoubt_header_cell_0_5_0 Maltese insurgentsWindmill Redoubt_cell_0_5_1
In useWindmill Redoubt_header_cell_0_6_0 c. 1798–1800Windmill Redoubt_cell_0_6_1
MaterialsWindmill Redoubt_header_cell_0_7_0 LimestoneWindmill Redoubt_cell_0_7_1
FateWindmill Redoubt_header_cell_0_8_0 DemolishedWindmill Redoubt_cell_0_8_1
Battles/warsWindmill Redoubt_header_cell_0_9_0 Siege of Malta (1798–1800)Windmill Redoubt_cell_0_9_1

Windmill Redoubt (Maltese: Ridott tal-Mitħna) was a redoubt in Żabbar, Malta. Windmill Redoubt_sentence_0

It was built by Maltese insurgents during the French blockade of 1798–1800. Windmill Redoubt_sentence_1

It was part of a chain of batteries, redoubts and entrenchments encircling the French positions in Marsamxett and the Grand Harbour. Windmill Redoubt_sentence_2

The redoubt was built around a windmill known as Bir Għeliem, or Ta' Buleben, which had been built by Ramon Perellos y Roccaful in around 1710. Windmill Redoubt_sentence_3

The redoubt was located on the road between Żabbar and Tarxien, and was also linked to the road to Żejtun. Windmill Redoubt_sentence_4

The redoubt was built using rubble walls, and had a triangular shape, and was built in a way so as to block the roads between the three villages. Windmill Redoubt_sentence_5

The windmill occupied the south side of the redoubt, and was used as a blockhouse. Windmill Redoubt_sentence_6

The windmill's tower served as a lookout post. Windmill Redoubt_sentence_7

No details are known about the size of the garrison and the armament of the redoubt. Windmill Redoubt_sentence_8

The Windmill Redoubt was probably demolished soon after the end of the blockade since it blocked important roads. Windmill Redoubt_sentence_9

The windmill itself still exists, with some modifications, and it now stands on the middle of a roundabout. Windmill Redoubt_sentence_10


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