Fort Elson, RNAD, Military Road, Gosport - Gosport

Polygonal artillery fort of 1853-60. Damaging vegetation has taken hold of the site. Programmes of vegetation removal are intermittent. A management plan has been drafted but not agreed or implemented. The building cannot be occupied because it lies within a munitions storage area.

Fort Elson, RNAD, Military Road, Gosport - Gosport
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Fort Elson
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1001841
  • Local Planning Authority: Gosport
  • Site Type: Defence > Fort


  • Building Name: Fort Elson
  • Street Name: Military Road
  • Locality: Gosport
  • County: Hampshire
  • District / Borough: Gosport
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Gosport
  • Region: South East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Government or agency