Newhaven Fort; Caponier, Fort Road, Newhaven - Lewes

Caponier of Newhaven Fort. Victorian caponier is in very poor condition in places. Lunette battery was repaired with a Historic England grant by Lewes District Council in 2009. In 2017 Heritage Lottery Funding was accepted to develop a project for further repairs and interpretation at the fort. An application for the repairs funds is expected to be made in 2018.

Newhaven Fort; Caponier, Fort Road, Newhaven - Lewes
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Newhaven military fort and lunette battery
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1002242
  • Local Planning Authority: Lewes
  • Site Type: Defence > Coastal defence site


  • Building Name: Newhaven Fort; Caponier
  • Street Name: Fort Road
  • County: East Sussex
  • District / Borough: Lewes
  • Parish: Newhaven
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Lewes
  • Region: 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: Local authority