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Sandown Fort
Sandown, Isle of Wight, England
Coordinates Latitude: 50.652174
Longitude: -1.156175
Built September 1864
Construction
materials
Granite
In use Zoo
Current
owner
Isle of Wight Zoo
Open to
the public
Yes

Sandown Fort (map reference SZ597839) is a fort built in Sandown on the Isle of Wight in the middle of Sandown Bay. It is one of the many Palmerston Forts built on the island to protect it in response to a perceived French invasion. Construction of the fort began in April 1861 and was completed by September 1864 at a cost of £73,876. In later documents it is often referred to as Granite Fort. [1]

Isle of Wight Zoo Front

Much of the fort has now been converted to the Isle of Wight Zoo.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Eastern Isle of Wight Forts". www.ecastles.co.uk. http://www.ecastles.co.uk/e_iow.html. Retrieved 2009-08-30. 

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