Fort Fareham, Newgate Lane, Fareham - Fareham

Royal Commission fort built in 1861. The only one of three proposed 'Gosport Outer Line' forts built due to defence cuts. It was intended to be part of a further line of defence to the already completed 'Gosport Advanced Line' of Forts Elson, Brockhurst, Rowner, Grange and Gomer, built to defend Portsmouth Harbour. Unoccupied parts, including ramparts, suffering from decay and heritage crime. Interior of Fort functioning as a business or industrial estate.

Fort Fareham, Newgate Lane, Fareham - Fareham
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Fort Fareham
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1001856
  • Local Planning Authority: Fareham
  • Site Type: Defence > Fort


  • Building Name: Fort Fareham
  • Street Name: Newgate Lane
  • Locality: Fareham
  • County: Hampshire
  • District / Borough: Fareham
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Fareham
  • Region: South East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Part occupied/part in use
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Mixed, multiple owners
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade II, LB grade II
  • List Entry Number(s): 1001856 and 1094240