Littlehampton Fort, Littlehampton - Arun

C19 fort. The fort is partly covered in ivy which poses the main threat to the structure. Other parts of the fort are engulfed by sand dunes which have Site of Special Scientific Interest status. A project to remove the ivy from the fort walls and ditches over a 3-year period was started in 2016. This work is being undertaken by a local interest group in partnership with the owner and will help to inform understanding of the risks to the monument and guide a long-term strategy for its management.

Littlehampton Fort, Littlehampton - Arun
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: A 19th century artillery fort known as Littlehampton Fort, 317m south west of the Windmill Theatre
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1005809
  • Local Planning Authority: Arun
  • Site Type: Defence > Coastal defence site


  • Building Name: Littlehampton Fort
  • County: West Sussex
  • District / Borough: Arun
  • Parish: Littlehampton
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Bognor Regis and Littlehampton
  • Region: South East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Commercial company