SZ6397 : Spitbank (Spitsand) Fort in The Solent

taken 6 years ago, near to Southsea, Portsmouth, Great Britain

Spitbank (Spitsand) Fort in The Solent
Spitbank (Spitsand) Fort in The Solent
Spitbank Fort, alternatively known as Spitsand Fort or Spit Sand Fort or simply Spit Fort, is one of four sea forts built to provide Portsmouth Harbour with defence from the French, the others were St Helens Fort, SZ6594 : Horse Sand Fort and SZ6393 : No Man's Land Fort. Work began on Spitbank in 1861 and in June 1878 the fort was completed. The fort was declared surplus to requirements in 1962 and disposed of by the Ministry of Defence in 1982. The fort is now privately owned and once opened as a museum. It has 50 rooms, its own dance hall, restaurant, and was once available for private functions with limited accommodation available.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 20 July, 2013   (more nearby)
Saturday, 27 July, 2013
Geographical Context
Coastal  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 636 971 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:46.2273N 1:5.9501W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 616 975
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Nineteenth Century  Victorian  19th Century  Fort  Sea Fort  The Solent  Fortifications  Coastal Defences  Palmerston Fort  Sailboat  Sailing Boat  Sail Boat 

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