Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

BULL SAND & HAILE SAND FORTS


Bull Sand Fort
Photo Andrew Lickley

The two hexagonal sand forts were built in 1915 as a defence for the Humber Estuary. The largest is Bull Sand Fort (left) which stands 50 foot above sea level on a sandbank in the middle of the river towards Spurn Head. Haile Sand Fort (below) is a short distance from the Lincolnshire coast shore and is smaller in size. They are made of concrete with thick armour plating and were very expensive to build because of the difficulty in laying the foundations off shore. They remained in use until 1956.

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Haile Sand Fort

 

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They can be seen from the sea front at Humberston

 



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