Fort Bovisand, Wembury - South Hams

Major C19 fort complex forming part of the ring of defences around Plymouth. Most recently used as a base for training divers, it is now disused. Most of the site and buildings are leased by a trust and a scheme was agreed in 2016 for an enabling development for mixed residential and heritage use. Heritage Lottery Fund grant for this scheme has been turned down, however, and the trust is now considering how it could take the project forward without substantial grant aid.

Fort Bovisand, Wembury - South Hams
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Fort Bovisand
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1002584
  • Local Planning Authority: South Hams
  • Site Type: Defence > Coastal defence site


  • Building Name: Fort Bovisand
  • County: Devon
  • District / Borough: South Hams
  • Parish: Wembury
  • Parliamentary Constituency: South West Devon
  • Region: South West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Charity (heritage)
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument, 2 LBs