Dieren, fort

The small fort Dieren was built in 1744 on the alluvial land East of the mouth of the Wester River (Moewara River, Pegantoengan, Kali Baroe ), which formed the connection between the Western city moat ofBatavia and the sea. The fort had to prevent smuggling over the river to the city. On the map by Reimer (1778) the fort and the mouth of the Wester River are 400 metres from the sea because of the river silting up. Fort Dieren is no longer visible on the map of Tency from 1797.


Sources and literature

Knaap, Gerrit, Grote Atlas van de Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie II, Java en Madura = Comprehensive Atlas of the United East India Company, II, Java and Madura (2007)