Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Fort Fareham, Hampshire

Fort Fareham is one of a number of forts built in Gosport after recommendation by the Royal Commission of 1859. It was completed in 1864 and takes the form of an irregular polygon surrounded by a ditch. The ditch was defended with caponniers and guns were mounted in Haxo Casemates on the ramparts. The centre of the fort formed a parade ground, which was surrounded by casemated barrack rooms. In recent years the fort has been converted into a business centre; the ramparts, ditch and caponniers remaining abandoned.

This fort can be visited, but the casemates are privately owned.

Plan, courtesy of the Palmerston Forts Society

View of the overgrown caponnier

Casemated gun rooms

View of two of the dilapidated casemates

In the centre of the parade ground

More casemates converted into office units
Stairs up to the ramparts

View underneath the steps

Observation post on the roof of the casemates

More casemates

Another view

4 Comments:

Blogger joshwaa31 said...

u should of have a look inside there is also 3 tunnels on top if you follow them you can get inside

9:46 am  
Anonymous Jim said...

Its great to see the casements are still standing and being put to good use!

5:15 pm  
Blogger gail said...

Fantastic web site so comprehensive... great to see so much effort and care currently compiling a book so may be in touch

If you are interested I have some more images on flickr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/131design/sets/72157626242186050/

keep up the good work

5:56 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is this haunted by the drummer boys

8:17 pm  

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