CUDDALORE, a town of British India, in the South Arcot district of Madras, on the coast 125 m.
A great gun was fired to different points of the compass and all the country within its range, including the town of Cuddalore, passed into the possession of the English.
The principal places frequented by shipping are Pulicat, Madras, Sadras, Pondicherry, Cuddalore, Tranquebar, Nagore, and Negapatam.
Under the East India Company, a commercial resident was stationed at Cuddalore, and the Company's weavers were encouraged by many privileges.
The chief seaport of the district of South Arcot is Cuddalore, close to;'the site of Fort St David.