West Sussex Advertiser and South Coast Journal, November 9, 1854

The new battery, which is nearly completed, was visited on Saturday by the heads of the Ordnance Department, among whom we noticed – General Sir John Burgoyne, F.G.C.B.R.E., General Hardinge, Major Gen. Sir Frederick Smith, R.H.C.R.E., Sir Thomas Hastings, Capt. Fanshawe, Capt. Fenwicke [sic], R.E., and a Colonel of Artillery not to us known. We hear that five heavy Lancaster guns are to be mounted immediately, and that some additional earthwork is to be thrown up on the north side. The parties afterwards left by rail for Shoreham, where a new battery is to be constructed for 11 guns.

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