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St Helen's Fort

A Grade II Listed Building in St Helens, Isle of Wight

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Latitude: 50.705 / 50°42'17"N

Longitude: -1.0838 / 1°5'1"W

OS Eastings: 464796

OS Northings: 89882

OS Grid: SZ647898

Mapcode National: GBR BF8.NTZ

Mapcode Global: FRA 87M6.TWJ

Entry Name: St Helen's Fort

Listing Date: 18 May 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1034399

English Heritage Legacy ID: 409864

Location: St. Helens, Isle of Wight, PO33

County: Isle of Wight

Civil Parish: St Helens

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Isle of Wight

Church of England Parish: St Helens St Helen

Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth

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Listing Text

St Helen's Fort

SZ 68 NW 10/129


One of 4 circular island bastions of stone and brick in the Solent, forming part
of Lord Palmerston's scheme of 1860 against the threat of French invasion; the
culminating phase of Greater Portsmouth's defensive history and a remarkable
feat of engineering. Situated close to St Helen's seashore.

Listing NGR: SZ6479689882

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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