Hilsea Lines - Centre Bastion (excluding casemates referred to as Bastion 4), East Centre Curtain (Railway) west side (formerly known as Bastion no. 5), Hilsea - Portsmouth, City of (UA)

Earthwork defence dating from 1858-1869, with batteries, magazines and barracks. The central section of the site, comprising three quarters of the Centre Bastion, and the west side of East Centre Curtain, where the railway enters Portsea Island (all formerly referred to broadly as Bastion no. 5) are continuing to suffer from heritage crime and longstanding lack of regular maintenance largely due to the difficulties presented by very limited access on the south side. Options for re-using the site and creating access are being explored via a Historic England grant.

Hilsea Lines - Centre Bastion (excluding casemates referred to as Bastion 4), East Centre Curtain (Railway) west side (formerly known as Bastion no. 5), Hilsea - Portsmouth, City of (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Hilsea Lines
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1001861
  • Local Planning Authority: Portsmouth, City of (UA)
  • Site Type: Defence > Fort

Location

  • Building Name: Hilsea Lines - Centre Bastion (excluding casemates referred to as Bastion 4)
  • Locality: Hilsea
  • Unitary Authority: Portsmouth, City of (UA)
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Portsmouth North
  • 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: Local authority, multiple owners
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument, part in CA

Contact Details

Clare Charlesworth 01483 252041

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England