FORTRESS STUDY GROUP
AGM & Conference
This handbook has been compiled for the members of the Fortress Study Group attending the AGM and Conference in 2016. The conference is based at the Chichester University in the south of England. It will include visits to the fortifications around in Gosport and on the shores of the Solent.
The handbook is not a definitive guide to these fortifications, but is intended to be a practical tool to take on site, with a limited amount of information to assist the under-standing of the background to the structures and interpretation of what is visible on the ground.
All content has been drawn from published sources or personal observation and is be-lieved to be in the public domain. Photographs, etc are generally the organiser’s own except where indicated. Thanks go to David Moore of the Victorian Forts & Artillery and Wikipedia as well as Alastair Fyfe and John Cartwright for checking and updating the text. The editor apologises in advance for any mistakes or inadvertent breach of copyright.
All participants must be fit to take out adequate travel insurance, including personal ac-cident, medical, loss of valuables cover etc. Members must be aware of the risks inherent in visiting fortifications and all participants come on the tour at their own risk and be suitably fit. Neither the organisers nor