Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

LUMPS FORT


LUMPS FORT
Photo Charles Taylor

The fort was constructed between 1859 and 1869 on the site of an ealier 16th century fort. It was designed for 17 guns and had a barrack block at the rear to accommodate 100 men. It was re-armed in the 1890s with three 6-inch RBL guns on hydropneumatic carriages. These guns were taken away in 1906, but two 6 inch BL guns were installed in 1914. At the end of the World War I much of the fort was demolished.

Open to the public as a rose garden and model village.


Photo Charles Taylor

 

Directions
On the eastern promenade along the southern tip of Portsea Island

 



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