Alderstead (Merstham) Fort, Shepherd's Hill, Reigate - Reigate and Banstead

C19 mobilisation centre, one of 13 constructed on the North Downs for the defence of London. The scheduling comprises the infantry fort and detached tool store. Tree growth and poor drainage are causing problems and the fort has no current use or management. Discussions need to take place with the owners to agree a project to enable the site to be conserved and maintained.

Alderstead (Merstham) Fort, Shepherd's Hill, Reigate - Reigate and Banstead
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Alderstead Fort: a London mobilisation centre at Merstham
    Heritage Category:
    Scheduled Monument
    List Entry Number:
    1018073
    Local Planning Authority:
    Reigate and Banstead
    Site Type:
    Defence > Military building

Location

    Building Name:
    Alderstead (Merstham) Fort
    Street Name:
    Shepherd's Hill
    Locality:
    Reigate
    County:
    Surrey
    District / Borough:
    Reigate and Banstead
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Reigate
    Region:
    London and South East

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Vacant/not in use
    Priority:
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    C
    Ownership:
    Private