Fort Wallington

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Fort Wallington


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Fort Wallington
Grid reference: SU58810678
Location: 50°51’27"N, 1°9’57"W
Built 1861-1874

Fort Wallington is one of the Palmerston forts in Fareham standing on Portsdown Hill in the south of Hampshire.

In the 1860s the Royal Commission on the Defences of the United Kingdom recommended that a line of forts be built along Ports Down. The western end of this line was Fort Wallington. Building of the fort was started in 1861 and completed in 1874.[1]

Following its sale to Mr J. Sullivan of the Southern Counties Trading Company the fort has been used as an industrial depot, and much of the old fort has been demolished – little now remains. What remains is now a Grade II listed building.[2]


  1. Nikolaus Pevsner: The Buildings of England: Hampshire & The Isle of Wight, 1967 Penguin Books ISBN 978-0-300-09606-4page 277
  2. National Heritage List 1094233: Fort Wallington (Grade II listing)

Palmerston forts on Portsdown Hill, Hampshire

Fort FarehamFort WallingtonFort NelsonFort SouthwickFort WidleyFort Purbrook