- This article is about the redoubt at the centre of Mellieħa Bay. For other redoubts in Mellieħa, see Crivelli Redoubt, Qortin Redoubt and Tal-Bir Redoubt.
Mellieħa Redoubt (Maltese: Ridott tal-Mellieħa) was a redoubt in Mellieħa, Malta. It was built by the Order of Saint John in 1715–1716 as one of a series of coastal fortifications around the Maltese Islands. The redoubt was demolished in the 19th century.
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Mellieħa Redoubt was built in 1715–1716 as part of the first building programme of coastal fortifications in Malta. It was part of a chain of fortifications that defended Mellieħa Bay, which also included Fedeau and Westreme Batteries and several entrenchments.
Construction of the Mellieħa Redoubt cost about 1644 scudi. It consisted of a pentagonal platform with a low parapet, with rectangular blockhouse located at the centre of its gorge. It was one of the few redoubts which were armed with artillery, and it had four 6-pounder guns in 1770. The gunpowder was stored in the nearby Saint Agatha's Tower.
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