Fort George, Bombay

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Fort George
Mumbai fort remains 6.jpg
Remains of the fort wall near St. George Hospital
Fort George, Bombay is located in Mumbai
Fort George, Bombay
Location within Mumbai
General information
TypeFort
LocationFort, Mumbai
Coordinates18°56′27″N 72°50′15″E / 18.94090°N 72.83759°E / 18.94090; 72.83759
Elevation13 m (43 ft)
Current tenantsSt George Hospital
Completed1769
Destroyed1862
ClientBritish

Fort George was an extension to the fortified walls of Bombay (now Mumbai) built in 1769; it was in the present-day Fort area, to the east of the site of the former Dongri Fort. The hill on which the Dongri fort stood was razed, and in its place Fort George was built. In 1862, the fort was demolished.

History[edit]

The fort was 1 mile (1.6 km) long and about one-third mile (500 m) wide. Its length ran from NNE to SSW, and it was named in honour of George III of the United Kingdom.

Plan of Bombay fort

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • "Fortifying colonial legacy". Indian Express Newspapers (Bombay) Ltd. 15 June 1997. Retrieved 10 November 2008.
  • 18th Century History of Mumbai
  • Fort+George,+Bombay A Handbook for India: Being an Account of the Three Presidencies and of the Overland Route