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Fort William

Fort William is situated on the east bank of the river Hooghly and was named after King William III of England. It is surrounded by a 50ft high moat.  It was built in 1757 after Robert Clive's victory at Plassey over Siraj ud-Daula. This fort was completed to prevent attacks from Muslim invaders. The fort walls, barracks, stables and the church of St. Peter are still intact. The area cleared around Fort William became the Maidan. In the fort, there is a church, market, post and telegraph office, cinema, swimming pool, boxing stadium, football and firing range. The Arsenal inside is worth visiting for which a prior permission is required from the Commanding Officer.

Contact :
47 48 R N Roychow Ghat Road, Shibpur- 711102
Phone : 033-26605594

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