Landscape Archaeology at the Orillon Bastion, Brimstone Hill Fortress, St. Kitts

Author(s): Gerald F. Schroedl

Year: 2018

Summary

A landscape archaeology approach is used to examine the Orillon Bastion at the Brimstone Hill Fortress, St. Kitts (1690-1853).  Archaeological and documentary evidence record how the British military altered the number and kinds of structures within the Bastion and how they reconfigured their arrangements as the fort was enlarged, troop levels increased and were stabilized, and the military’s local and global strategic needs shifted during the fort’s occupation.  Initially used to house troops and store ordinance, the area was converted to a hospital precinct. Medical buildings were enlarged or rebuilt, new supporting structures were added, or existing structures were repurposed.  Subsequently, an engineering maintenance and ordinance repair yard was added to the bastion’s overall plan.  This industrial zone was situated in such a way so as minimize any apparent conflict with the operation of the hospital complex.

Cite this Record

Landscape Archaeology at the Orillon Bastion, Brimstone Hill Fortress, St. Kitts. Gerald F. Schroedl. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441604)

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 322