Bembridge Fort

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Bembridge Fort (SZ624861) is a fort built on Bembridge Down close to the village of Bembridge on the Isle of Wight in Hampshire. It is one of the many Palmerston Forts built around Portsmouth during the period of the Second French Empire, as a safeguard against a perceived threat of French invasion. Construction of the fort began in May 1862 and was completed by July 1867 at a cost of £48,925.

The fort today belongs to the National Trust, who do not arm and provision it against invasion but open it as a visitor attraction.

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