Palmerston Forts Society

Aberdeen

 
Chatham & Medway
Fort Horsted www.forthorsted.co.uk

Cork

Fort Camden
Fort Westmoreland
www.spikeislandcork.ie
 
Dover

 

Dundee

Falmouth
 
Harwich
Landguard Fort
Humber
Paull Point Fort Fort
Inverness
Jersey

Elizabeth Castle www.jerseyheritage.org/places-to-visit/elizabeth-castle
La Crete Fort www.jerseyheritage.org/heritage-holiday-lets/la-crete-fort
L’Etaquerel Fort www.jerseyheritage.org/heritage-holiday-lets/l-etacquerel-fort-
Lewis Tower www.jerseyheritage.org/heritage-holiday-lets/lewis-s-tower
Fort Regent www.gov.je/Leisure/Sport/Facilities/Indoor/Pages/FortRegent.aspx

 

Lough Foyle
 
Lough Swilly
 
Mersey
Milford Haven
Orkney
Hackness Battery
Plymouth

Portland
Portsmouth

Bembridge Fort

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bembridge-fort/

Bouldnor Battery (1941)

www.forestry.gov.uk/pdf/see-bouldnor-copse.pdf/$FILE/see-bouldnor-copse.pdf

Fort Brockhurst

www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/fort-brockhurst

Calshot Battery

www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/calshot-castle

Fort Cumberland

www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/fort-cumberland

Eastney Battery East

www.royalmarinesmuseum.co.uk

Fort Gilkicker

www.fortgilkicker.com

Golden Hill Fort

www.goldenhillfort.co.uk

Hilsea Lines

www.portsmouth.gov.uk/media/Hilsea_Lines_History_Leaflet.pdf

Horse Sand Fort

www.clarenco.com

Hurst Castle

www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/hurst-castle

Lumps Fort

www.portsmouth.gov.uk/living/4534.html

Fort Nelson

www.royalarmouries.org/visit-us/fort-nelson

New Needles Battery

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/home/item280438

Nodes Point Battery

www.park-resorts.com/holiday-parks/isle-of-wight/nodes-point

No Mans Land Fort www.clarenco.com

Old Needles Battery

www.theneedlesbattery.org.uk/

Point Battery

www.portsmouth-guide.co.uk/local/sqrntwr.htm

Fort Purbrook

www.peterashleyactivitycentres.co.uk

Sandown (Granite) Fort

www.isleofwightzoo.com/about-us.aspx

Southsea Castle Batteries

www.southseacastle.co.uk

Spitbank Fort

www.spitbankfort.com/

Fort Victoria

www.fortvictoria.co.uk

Fort Wallington

fwie.co.uk

Warden Point Battery

fortwardenheights.com

Fort Widley

www.peterashleyactivitycentres.co.uk

Yaverland Battery

http://sandownbay.com


Sussex

Littlehampton Fort

www.littlehamptonfort.co.uk

Newhaven Fort www.newhavenfort.org.uk
Shoreham Redoubt www.shorehamfort.co.uk

Thames

Coalhouse Fort www.coalhousefort.co.uk
Coalhouse QF Battery www.coalhousefort.co.uk
New Tavern Fort www.gravesham.gov.uk/index.jsp?articleid=960
Slough Fort
http://www.sloughfort.org.uk/
Tilbury Fort www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/tilbury-fort

Tyne - Tees

Heugh Battery www.heughbattery.com
Tynemouth Castle www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/tynemouth-priory-and-castle

 

West Country

Dartmouth Old Battery www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/dartmouth-castle
Fowey Battery www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/st-catherines-castle

Meetings / Events

10/09/2022 - PFS 2022 Outing to the Chatham forts Horsted and Luton

The PFS Committee is pleased to announce that the 2022 Annual Outing to the Chatham forts Horsted and Luton that was cancelled due to the current Covid-19 situation, is now back on the calendar for 2022! Please see newsletter 165, Spring 2022, for details
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15/10/2022 - PFS Annual General Meeting 2022

The PFS will hold the 2022 AGM on Saturday 15th October at 14.00hrs. The meeting will take place at Fort Nelson, as has been the venue in the past,  but will also be virtual by Zoom (as last year) to give members who are unable to attend the opportunity to do so. The meeting will be held with Royal Armouries' approval and in accordance with whatever safety requirements they determine. All PFS members are invited to attend.

News

Fort Gilkicker sold for £1.386M

The online auction on the Clive Emson site has just ended with Fort Gilkicker being sold for £1.386 million against a guide price of £1.5 million.  There were four bidders willing to pay at least £1.35 million. We also have just had a recent report that intruders to the site – which is hardly secure – have done more permanent damage to the barracks block. We can only hope that the new owner – whatever their intentions – gets this site secure and safe very soon.

PORTSMOUTH AND GOSPORT HISTORY WEEK - 1st to 7th August

The PORTSMOUTH AND GOSPORT HISTORY WEEK, held during 1st to 7th August, includes a couple of talks that will be of interest to fortification enthusiasts.....
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Fortifications Events Calendar

New fortifications events calendar available. This covers events at many Victorian Fortifications across the UK. Click on "Information" then "Fortifications Events".
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Merry Christmas!

The PFS Committee would like to take this festive time to wish the members of the Society a 'Very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous 2022'.

Horse Sand Fort sold for £715,000

The BBC website has just announced the following.... 'A derelict sea fort built to deter a French invasion in the 19th Century has been sold for £715,000.
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PFS New Publication - 'The Portsmouth Artillery Volunteers 1797 - 1908'

The PFS has just launched a new publication - 'The Portsmouth Artillery Volunteers 1797-1908' .
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English Heritage Statement on Hurst Castle

EH have issued a statement on their web site concerning the collapse of part of the castle and the work currently being carried out.
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PFS Official Statement regarding Hurst Castle

At this morning's PFS Committee, the catastrophe that had struck the East Wing Battery of Hurst Castle was discussed. The committee felt it appropriate that an official public statement should be made.
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Hurst Castle Front Seaward-Facing Wall Collapse

Terrible news form Hurst Castle as the front seaward-facing wall collapses due to coastal erosion. A report from the BBC news website follows....
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Exciting news about Eastney Fort East

Earlier this week, a delegation from the Palmerston Forts Society met with the new owners of the site of the former Royal Marines Museum which includes the battery. The owners plan to develop the site into Portsmouth's first five star hotel. We were invited to discuss options for the future of the battery site.
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Amazon Smile

The PFS have registered with Amazon Smile. If you use Amazon why not use Amazon Smile instead, there is no difference to you as the customer, but for every £1 you spend, those nice folk at Amazon will give the PFS a ha'penny!
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