Barracks

Flat Holm Island Lighthouse, United Kingdom
Posted on August 7, 2021 / 14
Listing Type : Barracks
Location : Wales

Flat Holm Island (Flat Holme) was fortified in the early 1860s as part of the defence line that stretched across the Bristol Channel between Brean Down Fort and Lavernock Battery.

A barracks was built on the the southern end of the island, adjacent to the lighthouse.  A dry moat was built around this area to make it a position of last defence in the event of an enemy landing.

Lighthouse Battery was built immediately adjacent to the Barracks.

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