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
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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


  • Building Name: No 2 Battery
  • County: Hampshire
  • District / Borough: Gosport
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Gosport
  • Region: 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