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, a lack of regular maintenance largely and very limited access to the site. A Historic England grant has been used to explore repair strategies, mothballing, and re-purposing. The owners are working with Historic England to implement these.

Site Details

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


    Building Name:
    Hilsea Lines - Centre Bastion (excluding casemates referred to as Bastion 4)
    Unitary Authority:
    Portsmouth, City of (UA)
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Portsmouth North
    London and South East

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Occupancy / Use:
    Vacant/not in use
    B - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented
    Previous Priority:
    Local authority, multiple owners
    Scheduled Monument, part in CA

Contact Details

Rachel James 0207 973 3153