No 2 Battery, Stokes Bay Road - Gosport

Batteries No.1 and 2 were built in the Stokes Bay area of Gosport, primarily to defend against a sea-borne attack, and are located at the north-west end of the Stokes Bay Lines. They were part of a system of ramparts, moats and batteries built in the 1860s. It has extensive problems of damp penetration and condensation affecting the building fabric. The building is partly in use as a museum and opportunities to secure funding for repairs are being explored by the Trustees. Project, funded by a grant from Historic England, is underway to establish the cost of the works needed.

No 2 Battery, Stokes Bay Road - Gosport
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    NO. 2 BATTERY
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1276305
    Local Planning Authority:
    Gosport
    Site Type:
    Defence > Battery

Location

    Building Name:
    No 2 Battery
    County:
    Hampshire
    District / Borough:
    Gosport
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Gosport
    Region:
    London and South East

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Part occupied/part in use
    Priority:
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    C
    Ownership:
    Local authority