These two-level casemated gun rooms protect the North West Flank of Newhaven Fort. They are some of the oldest parts of the fort, but were unfortunately buried when the ditch was filled in and cannot be seen from the outside. They remain in poor condition, but retain some extensive murals on the walls, which appear to have been painted by soldiers just after WW2, when the tunnels were used as a recreation area. A secondary entrance to the North galleries, from outside the fort, was also created around this time as a quicker point of entry.
Unfortunately, these tunnels are not open to the public and due to the deterioration occurring to the murals, it is unlikely that they ever will be; so many thanks to the staff at Newhaven Fort for allowing access on this occasion.
Model of the fort, showing the galleries
Steps down from the fort
Underground passage beneath the ditch
Steps up to the galleries
One of the gunrooms
The second gun room
Ship painting on the wall
Passage between the first set of gun rooms
Steps up to second set of gun rooms
Passage between second set of gun rooms
Looking back between the rooms
Rear of gun room, with nautical theme mural
Steps to upper level of casemates
View across upper level of gun rooms (floor is missing)