William Fort

William Fort or locally known as Chettuva Fort is located in Chettuva, Thrissur District of Kerala, India.

William Fort
Chettuva, Thrissur District, Kerala
Chettuva kotta kidanu.jpg
Ruins of the William Fort
CoordinatesCoordinates: 10°31′30″N 76°02′32″E / 10.525°N 76.0422°E / 10.525; 76.0422
Site information
OwnerGovernment of Kerala
Controlled by Portugual
Dutch East India CompanyDutch East India Company
East India Company British East India Company
India Zamorin of Calicut
Kingdom of Mysore Kingdom of Mysore
Open to
the public
Site history


The fort was constructed by the Dutch East India Company with the permission from Kingdom of Cochin in 1714. Fort was later occupied by Zamorin of Calicut and thereafter Tipu Sultan. Tipu Sultan defeated Zamorin of Calicut and renamed it as Tipu Sultan Fort. The fort was captured and recaptured many times by British Empire, Dutch East India Company, Kingdom of Mysore, Zamorin of Calicut and Kingdom of Cochin. Lastly, the fort was captured by Tipu Sultan and demolishes it partially. The fort is now dilapidated and conservation drive was started in 2010 by the State Archeological Department.[1]


  1. ^ "GENERAL INFORMATION". Chettuva. Retrieved 6 June 2013.