Fort Tourgis

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Fort Tourgis in 2010

Fort Tourgis is an extensive fortification in Alderney to the north west of St Anne.[1] First constructed by the British government in 1855 in order to provide defense for the Alderney Breakwater, a major construction project at the time. It was adapted by German occupying forces during World War II.


Plans to redevelop the fort exist, however, as of December 2012 an agreement on redevelopment had lapsed, and no construction work had been started.[2] The derelict fort remains under the control of the States of Alderney.


  1. ^ "BBC News - Alderney's Fort Tourgis 'will be redeveloped in 2012'". 2012-02-02. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  2. ^ "BBC News - 'No exclusivity' on Alderney Tourgis site, says States". 2012-12-03. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 

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Coordinates: 49°43′09″N 2°13′10″W / 49.7192°N 2.2194°W / 49.7192; -2.2194