Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight, UK
Posted on June 13, 2023 / 7
Listing Type : Miscellaneous
Location : England

The Isle of Wight sat astride the main access routed to Portsmouth Harbour.  Defences were built on the West of the Island to cover the Needles Passages, and on the East and South East they covered the approaches to the Portsmouth Solent and Gosport.

The principal Victorian fortifications on the Isle of Wight are:

Fort Bembridge

Redcliff Battery

Warden Point Battery

New Needles Battery

Sandown Battery

Yarmouth Castle

Sandown Castle

Yaverland Battery

Nodes Point Battery

Sandown Fort

Puckpool Battery

Bouldnor Battery

Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight sat astride the main access routed to Portsmouth Harbour.  Defences were built on the West of the Island to cover the Needles Passages, and on the East and South East they covered the approaches to the Portsmouth Solent and Gosport.

The principal Victorian fortifications on the Isle of Wight are:

Fort Bembridge

Redcliff Battery

Warden Point Battery

New Needles Battery

Sandown Battery

Yarmouth Castle

Sandown Castle

Yaverland Battery

Nodes Point Battery

Sandown Fort

Puckpool Battery

Bouldnor Battery