Fort Cumberland, Fort Cumberland Road, Eastney - Portsmouth, City of (UA)

Coastal fort of 1746-1812 with later buildings and features. The Guardhouse has been repaired and is now partly in use. The casemates are suffering from water ingress and associated decay. In addition there is localised deterioration of the Fort's defences, particularly the curtain and counterscarp, with areas of falling material, loose bricks and masonry and exacerbated by vegetation growth. A programme of works to address some of the most urgent issues has started, whilst options for the sustainable re-use of the vacant parts of the site are considered.

Fort Cumberland, Fort Cumberland Road, Eastney - Portsmouth, City of (UA)
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Fort Cumberland
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1015700
  • Local Planning Authority: Portsmouth, City of (UA)
  • Site Type: Defence > Coastal defence site


  • Building Name: Fort Cumberland
  • Street Name: Fort Cumberland Road
  • Locality: Eastney
  • Unitary Authority: Portsmouth, City of (UA)
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Portsmouth South
  • 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: Government or agency
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade II*, 3 LBs
  • List Entry Number(s): 1015700 and 1104273