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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: GOLDEN HILL FORT

List entry Number: 1291516

Location

GOLDEN HILL FORT, MILITARY ROAD

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

County District District Type Parish
Isle of WightUnitary AuthorityFreshwater

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 28-Mar-1994

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 393103

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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History

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Details

FRESHWATER

SZ38NW MILITARY ROAD 1354-0/4/214 Golden Hill Fort

I

Former fort now museum and shops. 1863-1872. A fortified barracks with guns on the roof which covered the rear of 4 coast batteries and accommodated their garrisons in peacetime. Hexagonal building approched by a brick lined tunnel and bridge over a ditch. 2 storeys red brick in English bond with stone coping and some brick dressings. Internally on 3 sides there are 1st floor cambered arches with 2 sashes and doorcases with fanlights and sashes to ground floor. 2 storey cast iron balconies. Other 3 sides have sashes with some having round-headed arches. The building accommodated 8 officers and 128 men, and had its own hospital. It mounted 6 guns on the roof and 40 pounder breach loaders at each angle on an iron traversing platform. Roof had ammunition recesses. (Anthony Cantwell and Peter Sprack: The Needles Defences).

Listing NGR: SZ3385787862

Selected Sources

  1. Article  Reference - Title: The International Journal of Fortification and Military Architecture - Date: 1985 - Journal Title: The International Journal of Fortification and Military Architecture - Volume: 13 - Page References: 69
  2. Book  Reference - Author: Cantwell, A and Sprack, P - Title: The Needles Batteries Isle of Wight - Date: 1981 - Type: DESC TEXT

National Grid Reference: SZ 33857 87862

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