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The earlier fortifications of Gosport

G. H. Williams

The earlier fortifications of Gosport

by G. H. Williams

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Published by Gosport Historic Records and Museum Society in Gosport ((c/o The Hon. Secretary, 106 Jellicoe Ave., Gosport, Hants.)) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fortification -- Hampshire -- Gosport -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    StatementG.H. Williams.
    ContributionsGosport Historic Records and Museum Society.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsUG430.G/
    The Physical Object
    Pagination(1),57p. :
    Number of Pages57
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22313550M
    ISBN 100904418006
    OCLC/WorldCa2202822

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      Gosport was a very old station that had been used in the First World War by the Royal Naval Air Service and the Royal Flying Corps. The small grass airfield had been made close by two massive red. Gosport is a seaside sh*thole with a pebble beach and a concrete eyesore that is often also referred to as ‘the promenade’. ‘The promenade’ is lined with old glorified cupboards that fat people sit in during the summer, you may be thinking by cupboards I mean beach huts. I do not mean beach huts.

    Housed in the former Gosport Museum, just across from the Gosport Discovery Centre, and incorporating the Geology Gallery, The Local and Naval Studies Centre h as been refurbished in its original Art Nouveau style, offering a dedicated centre for naval and local research covering Gosport including Lee-on-the-Solent, plus general Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Gosport Borough Hockey Club, based at St Vincent College, has 3 Men's teams, a Ladies team and Junior teams.. Transport. Gosport is the largest town in Britain without an operational railway station. The Gosport Ferry provides quick access to Portsmouth Harbour railway station, terminus of the Portsmouth Direct Line to London.


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The earlier fortifications of Gosport by G. H. Williams Download PDF EPUB FB2

The railway came to Gosport inthe main station being in Spring Garden Lane, outside the fortifications. Prince Albert secured permission for a branch to Clarence Yard for Queen Victoria’s use when travelling to Osborne The earlier fortifications of Gosport book on the Isle of Wight.

A branch line and pier to Stokes Bay were added in together with a ferry service. Gosport (/ ˈ ɡ ɒ s p ɔːr t / GOS-port) is a town in Hampshire on the south coast of the United the Census, its population It is situated on a peninsula on the western side of Portsmouth Harbour, opposite the city of Portsmouth, to which it is linked by the Gosport t lies south-east of Fareham, to which it is linked by a Bus Rapid Transit Constituent country: England.

The fortifications of Portsmouth are extensive due to its strategic position on the English Channel and role as home to the Royal this reason, Portsmouth was, by the 19th century, one of the most fortified cities in the world. The fortifications have evolved over the centuries in response to changes in tactics and technology and the area defended has increased.

History. The Rowner area of the peninsula was known to have been settled in the Saxon era, mentioned in the Anglo Saxon Chronicle as Rughenor (Rough bank or slope). Both Rowner and Alverstoke (a separate village now within the boundaries of Gosport), the name coming from the original point where the River Alver entered the Solent at Stokes Bay, were included in the Domesday tuent country: England.

Fort Gomer, the second in the line from Fort Gilkicker, occupied the area of land that is now the Gomer Estate, on the right hand side of Gomer Lane as you head from Military Road to Stokes ng commenced in and was finished 5 years later.

it could accommodate men and had an armament of 73 guns. The fort was demolished in ,and the land bought for. Additional small fortifications, Brown Down Battery and Stokes Bay Lines were built south-east of Fort Gomer on the coast.

Browndown Battery was built on the site of two earlier gun batteries with 21 guns. It was equipped with two " RML guns until when these were replaced by two " BL guns but the battery was closed in Williams, G H.,Earlier Fortifications of Gosport (Gosport Historic Records and Museum Soc) Periodical Articles.

Saunders, A.D.,'Hampshire coastal defence since the introduction of artillery' The Archaeological Journal Vol. The five Gosport Forts (Forts Elson, Brockhurst, Rowner, Grange and Gomer) protected the west side of the harbour and the five Portsdown forts (Forts Purbrook, Widley, Southwick, Nelson and Wallington), built between and on the top of Portsdown Hill, were to protect the north and east approaches.

The two lines of forts were linked by. Find great local deals on new & second-hand books for sale in Gosport, Hampshire Shop hassle-free with Gumtree, your local buying & selling community. Until the last quarter of the 20th century, Gosport was a major naval town associated with the defence and supply infrastructure of Her Majesty's Naval Base (HMNB) Portsmouth.

As such over the years extensive fortifications were created.[5] The first fortifications were in during the reign on Charles II. History Questions and Answers. This page, on the old site, was started from a suggestion by Victoria Parker.

The site was receiving historical questions the odd one was receiving answers, which I was adding to the page. As an historian Victoria offered to answer a number of the questions. I have added the questions nd the answers to the page.

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The ceremony may date as far back aswhen Charles II came to inspect the fortifications, including the Gosport ramparts and Blockhouse Battery. The recent building of ramparts round Gosport had made it part of the Fortress of Portsmouth.

The Governor of Portsmouth (i.e. Military Commander) had a Deputy Governor in Gosport. As such over the years extensive fortifications were created. [5] The first fortifications were in during the reign on Charles II.

They consisted of two forts, Fort James and Fort Charles, and a series of bastions and double ditches to encircle the town and known as the Gosport Lines. A4 card covers: 40 pages illustrated with drawings, plans and colour photographs explaining the construction, purpose and history of the two inner coastal fortifications of Gosport.

Built in a much earlier period to defend the western side of Portsmouth Harbour they were largely obsolete by the time of the great Victorian defence scheme of. #N#DAVE ROWLAND's GOSPORT AREA: memories and photos, past and present. About This Group.

Members 22, New posts today. in the last 30 days. +75 in the last 30 days. Created about 6 years ago. Group Rules from the Admins.

Please do not block Admin or Admin will block you. It inhibits management of the group. Historical description. Forton, a village and a chapelry in Alverstoke parish, Hants. The name is a corruption of Fort-town.

The village is suburban to Gosport, stands outside of the fortifications, at the upper end of a sort of lake of Portsmouth Harbour, near Gosport station on the L. & S.W.R., and has a post, money order, and telegraph office (T.S.O.) under Gosport.

RAF Station, Gosport’s Log Book, records that ‘Some bombs fell on the airfield, but caused no casualties and little damage’ a further reference to that night concluded ‘Bombs were falling in the neighbourhood’, and concluded ‘The evident target, appears to be Portsmouth harbour area, as it main objective’.

Gosport prospered from the 16th century with the rising importance of the Royal ily a victualing station, it flourished in the Napoleonic Wars and later shared in the naval development of Portsmouth. It was a major embarkation area for the Allied D-Day invasion of France in and suffered considerable German air bombardment.

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The necessity to defend territory from strong points has been a fact of life since mankind first settled into agricultural communities. Sidney Toy traces the development of the art of fortification from the period of earliest historical examples down to the forts designed for defense by artillery, noting the salient features of the military works as well as the siege operations /5(4).All books set in Gosport on the global book map.

We found 18 books set in Gosport and 38 others set nearby. Antony Norris was born in Gosport, 16 Jul 34 and was therefore just over 5 yrs of age at the outbreak of WW2. His parents were Henry Norris (HN), born Apr and Madeline, nee Whatley, born in.