Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

FORT FAREHAM


FORT FAREHAM
Photo Mark Reece

A 1860's fort linking the Portsdown Hill forts to the east and the Gosport forts and defences to the south. Originally a line of three forts was proposed to link the other 2 lines, but only Fort Fareham was built. It was to have held 83 guns, but by 1890 only fifteen 7" RBLs had been installed. Its interior is now a business park owned by Fareham Council and the exterior is decaying, overgrown and hidden by woods.

The outside can be seen from the woods on the western side.


Photo Mark Reece Photo Charles Taylor

 

Directions
On the B3385, south of Fareham
Fort Fareham Industrial Site, Fareham, Hampshire, PO14 1AH

 



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