Palmerston Forts, Plymouth

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Several of the forts surrounding Plymouth were built as a result of a decision in Lord Palmerston's premiership to deter the French from attacking naval bases in the south of the country. The Royal Commission on the Defence of the United Kingdom reported in 1860 and resulted in a huge building programme. Examples of the forts are:


  • Woodward, F. W. (1998) Forts or Follies. Devon Books, 1998; Barbarossa Books
  • Plymouth City website [1]