Eskalar Redoubt is another redoubt which was built in the village
of Mellieha. This redoubt was built between Tal-Bir Redoubt and
Vendome Battery, to guard the approaches to L-Ahrax bayIt had,
like the other redoubts, a pentagonal platform, surrounded with
a low parapet and in the middle of the rear there was a blockhouse.
It was built during 1715-16 and costed some 188.8.131.52 scudi.
There is no indication that Barriera Redoubt had any cannons stationed
in it.1 Spiteri mentions that the redoubt still exists but during
my research I did not find any evidence of its existence today.
1 Stephen Spiteri. Fortresses of the Cross: Hospitaller Military
Architecture (1136-1798), A Heritage Interpretation Services Publication,
Malta, 1994, p 542
Researched and Written by: Charles
Debono B.A.(Hons) History