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FORT VICTORIA

List Entry Summary

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

Name: FORT VICTORIA

List entry Number: 1209376

Location

FORT VICTORIA, WESTHILL LANE

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

County:

District: Isle of Wight

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Freshwater

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 28-Mar-1994

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 393132

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

FRESHWATER

SZ38NW WESTHILL LANE 1354-0/4/243 Fort Victoria

II

Former fort, now marine aquarium, cafeteria and public conveniences. Built 1852-55 as a result of the invasion scares of the 1840s. Triangular fort with two seaward batteries meeting at a right angle. Built of brick consisting of a series of cambered brick arches, some now having been filled in with C20 brickwork to form visitor facilities. What remains is a fragment of the original fort. (Anthony Cantwell & Peter Sprack: The Needles Defences).

Listing NGR: SZ3384989775

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Cantwell, A, Sprack, P, The Needles Batteries Isle of Wight, (1981)
'The International Journal of Fortification and Military Architecture' in The International Journal of Fortification and Military Architecture, , Vol. 13, (1985), 69

National Grid Reference: SZ 33849 89775

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