Fort Southwick, Portsdown Hill, Portsmouth, Southwick and Widley - Portsmouth, City of (UA)

1860s Fort, part of the Palmerston Portsmouth defences. Parts of the monument are in a poor condition. Following disposal by Defence Estates, the site is now operated by an estate management company as a business park with a number of different companies operating from the site. The new owners have carried out some repairs but more are needed, together with a carefully planned maintenance regime.

Fort Southwick, Portsdown Hill, Portsmouth, Southwick and Widley - Portsmouth, City of (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Fort Southwick See also HAMPSHIRE 500
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1001808
  • Local Planning Authority: Portsmouth, City of (UA)
  • Site Type: Defence > Fort

Location

  • Building Name: Fort Southwick
  • Street Name: Portsdown Hill
  • Unitary Authority: Portsmouth, City of (UA)
  • Parish: Southwick and Widley
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Meon Valley / Portsmouth North
  • Region: South East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Fair
  • Occupancy / Use: Part occupied/part in use
  • Priority: D - Slow decay; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: D
  • Ownership: Commercial company
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Buildings - 2 grade I, SM
  • List Entry Number(s): 1001808 and 1104368; 1167213

Contact Details

Clare Charlesworth 01483 252041

Next steps

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