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Report - Isle of Wight Forts and Batterys

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by Truffle Pig, Mar 17, 2007.

  1. Truffle Pig

    Truffle Pig 28DL Regular
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    Jan 24, 2006
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    And believe it or not, there is 19.
    Ok well I lied, theres actually 17 now, 2 have disappeared since they were built.

    See map;

    And here they all are, Ive compiled a list, going clockwise starting at Ryde;

    [​IMG] - Puckpool Mortar Battery
    Grid Ref; SZ 615923
    Coast defence mortar battery 1863/65 Sold to District Council 1928. Parts demolished, accessible.
    Links; http://www.coalhousefort-gallery.com/Puckpool-Mortar-Battery-Isle-of-Wight

    [​IMG] - Nodes Point Battery
    Grid Ref; SZ 635898
    St Helens Point/Nodes Point Coast Defence Battery Completed 1904. Now part of Nodes Point Holiday Park. Guard House and Drill Hall remain.
    Links; http://www.palmerstonforts.org.uk/pdf/nodes.pdf

    [​IMG] - Steynewood High Angle Battery
    Grid Ref; SZ 641896
    Bembridge Isle of Wight, Coast Defence HA battery, Fair condition with much remaining. private residence, no access.
    Links; http://www.palmerstonforts.org.uk/pdf/steyne.pdf

    [​IMG] - Bembridge Fort
    Grid Ref; SZ 626859
    Land 1862/67 was industrial unit. Mostly intact, future unknown (1999).
    Links; http://www.palmerstonforts.org.uk/pdf/bemb.pdf

    [​IMG] - Culver Down Battery
    Grid Ref; SZ 636855
    South Isle of Wight, Eastern edge of Culver Cliff. Coast Defence battery 1904. Car park and viewing point. Some emplacements recently excavated. Easy access.
    Links; http://www.palmerstonforts.org.uk/pdf/culver.pdf

    [​IMG] - Redcliff Battery
    Grid Ref; SZ 638855
    Coast defence battery 1861/63 Completely fallen into the sea. Nothing remains of site.
    Links; http://www.palmerstonforts.org.uk/pdf/redcl.pdf

    [​IMG] - Yaverland Battery
    Grid Ref; SZ 612849
    Coast defence battery 1861/63 Holiday camp, some pits remain. Accessible.
    Links; http://www.palmerstonforts.org.uk/pdf/yaver.pdf

    [​IMG] - Sandown Fort
    Grid Ref; SZ 597839
    Coast defence battery 1861/66 Zoo in sea-facing casemates. Privately-owned but accessible.
    Links; http://www.palmerstonforts.org.uk/pdf/sand.pdf

    [​IMG] - Sandown Barrack Battery
    Grid Ref; SZ 590830
    Coast defence battery 1861/63 Accessible.
    Links; http://www.palmerstonforts.org.uk/pdf/sand2.pdf

    [​IMG] - Freshwater Redoubt
    Grid Ref; SZ 345856
    Coast Battery Completed 1856 Now privately owned, condition poor.(for sale 1999).
    Links; http://www.palmerstonforts.org.uk/pdf/fresh.pdf

    [​IMG] - New Needles Battery
    Grid Ref; SZ 300848
    Needles Passage Coast Battery Completed 1895 Mothballed 1945, sold to National Trust 1975. Only magazines and B.C. Post remain.
    Links; http://www.palmerstonforts.org.uk/pdf/new.pdf

    [​IMG] - Old Needles Battery
    Grid Ref; SZ 296848
    Needles Passage Coast Battery Completed 1863 Mothballed 1945, sold to National Trust 1975. Under restoration and open during Summer.
    Links; http://www.palmerstonforts.org.uk/pdf/old.pdf

    [​IMG] - Hatherwood Battery
    Grid Ref; SZ 308857
    Coast defence battery 1865/9 Most of battery fallen into sea: Some remains.
    Links; http://www.palmerstonforts.org.uk/pdf/hath.pdf

    [​IMG] - Warden Point Battery
    Grid Ref; SZ 325876
    Coast Defence battery, Walls and magazines remain, rest converted to holiday camp but now a housing development.

    [​IMG] - Golden Hill Fort
    Grid Ref; SZ 339879
    Polygonal fortified barracks Royal Commission No access.

    [​IMG] - Fort Albert
    Grid Ref; SZ 330890
    Sea 1852/6 Now converted to flats, no access.

    [​IMG] - Cliff End Battery
    Grid Ref; SZ 333890
    Coast defence battery 1862/8 Mostly demolished. Site used for holiday bungalows.

    [​IMG] - Fort Victoria
    Grid Ref; SZ 339898
    Coast defence battery 1852/55 Partly demolished 1969 but sea-facing casemates remain. Accessible.
    Links; http://www.ecastles.co.uk/victoria.html http://www.fortvictoria.co.uk/

    [​IMG] - Bouldnor Battery
    Grid Ref;
    Nothing known.

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