Fort Gilkicker in Gosport, Hampshire

A very early start and an 80 mile drive to Hampshire, this was our first location of the day. Fort Gilkicker in Gosport Some history from Wikipedia.org Fort Gilkicker is a historic Palmerston fort built at the eastern end of Stokes Bay, Gosport, Hampshire to dominate the key anchorage of Spithead. It was erected between 1863 and 1871 as a semi-circular arc with 22 casemates, to be armed with 5 12″ guns, 17 10″ guns and 5 9″ guns. The actual installed armament rather differed from this. In 1902 the…

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