Fort Victoria (Isle of Wight)

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Fort Victoria
Sconce Point, Isle of Wight, England
Fort Victoria Panorama.jpg
Fort Victoria's Casemates. The brickwork in the foreground shows the foundations of the former barracks.
Fort Victoria is located in Isle of Wight
Fort Victoria
Fort Victoria
Coordinates 50°42′24″N 1°31′16″W / 50.706667°N 1.521111°W / 50.706667; -1.521111
Site information
Owner Isle of Wight Council
Open to
the public
Yes
Site history
Built 1855
In use 1855 - 1969
Materials Brick, concrete
Demolished 1969

Fort Victoria is a former artillery fortification on Sconce Point in Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, England.

History[edit]

Fort Victoria was a single tier battery with defensible barracks west of Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, England.[1] It was built in the 1850s and during the Second World War it was used to train coastal artillery units.[1]

The fort is a Grade II Listed Building.[2] It now forms part of the Fort Victoria Country Park and contains a museum.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Fort Victoria". Historic England. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Historic England. "Fort Victoria (1209376)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 

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