Daily News (London, England), Thursday, April 27, 1854


Great preparations are being made to place the coast defences in the most satisfactory condition, and two batteries are now in the course of erection at the mouth of Littlehampton harbour near Arundel. The works are rapidly progressing, and it is expected by Mr Lobb, who is superintending their construction, that they will be completed by the latter end of June, or the commencement of July next. Each battery is being constructed to mount five guns, each gun being capable of discharging a 42 pounder. It is also proposed to erect a spacious barracks near these batteries, for the accommodation of a troop of 50 marines, exclusive of officers, for manning the guns of the batteries.

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