FORT GRANGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1233816
Date first listed:
20-Apr-1983
Statutory Address:
FORT GRANGE, MILITARY ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
FORT GRANGE, MILITARY ROAD

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Hampshire
District:
Gosport (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SU 59128 00221

Details

MILITARY ROAD 1. 5232 Fort Grange SU 50 SE 1/80 II 2. Circa 1860. One of a series of forts, and virtually identical with Forts Brockhurst and Rowner. A polygonal fort, 6-sided and symmetrical, formerly surrounded by 2 moats, of which only part of the inner one around the keep survives. The 2 outer lines make a very obtuse angle, at which point a caponier projects; this has a series of rifle loops above 3 gun casemates, facing the line of the former moat. The north-west and south-west shoulders are approached by ramps from a central position; at these points caponiers face the moat of the flanks. From the flanks small barrack ranges follow the lines of the gorge, continuing as a high wall across the moat of the keep. The general section of the main lines had a moat and then an earthen rampart supported at the rear by storage casemates, still intact; the top had open gun emplacements with interior sunken and vaulted expense magazines. The flanks are of 2-storeys, with Haxo casemates above a series of ground level casemates. The circular 'keep of last resort' is surrounded by a moat; the outer face has gun loops and several rifle loops, some within small caponiers. The centre of the keep is a circular courtyard with a 2-storeyed barrack elevation; a roadway passes along the axis, crossing the moat (now partly filled) via drawbridges, and has round-arched portals. The high earthwork above the keep provided gun emplacements, capable of firing across the parade. There are many surviving details and the main structure is intact; however, earthworks have been reduced and much of the moat filled in.

Listing NGR: SU5870301371

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
409393
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 16 Apr 2002
Reference: IOE01/03876/25
Rights: Copyright IoE David R. Grounds. Source Historic England Archive
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