<previous page                next page> 

No Man's Land Fort - The Solent


Lighthouse category:  coastal

Position:  50° 44.4'N : 1° 5.7'W

Status: inactive

Date:  1866

Designer:  not known

Tower height:  approximately 33 feet (over and above the height of the fort)

Construction: keeper's house and tower built on top of coastal defence fort - lantern removed

Colour scheme: tower and house white

Focal plane height:  not applicable

Characteristics: not applicable

Foghorn:  none

Google map view:   none

In general design and layout, No Man’s Land Fort is very similar to Horse Sand. The fort has been converted to a luxury home/hospitality centre (I think that’s some kind of fancy name for a hotel) but, as such, has had a very troubled career including a forced closure in 2004 due to Legionella bacteria in the water system and, in 2007, the collapse of the owning company. An episode of the BBC series Dr Who used the fort for location shooting in 1972. The light was originally shown in the conventional way from a lantern on top of the tower attached to the keepers' house.  Later the lantern was removed and the light was replaced by one of the "bulb on a stick" variety, the short mast and light being similar to that on Horse Sand Fort.  However, it appears that even that light was deactivated in 2010.  This photo and the one of Horse Sand Fort was taken on the same day as the photo of the Nab Tower.

This free website was made using Yola.

No HTML skills required. Build your website in minutes.

Go to www.yola.com and sign up today!

Make a free website with Yola