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Haile Sand Fort

A Grade II Listed Building in Humberston, North East Lincolnshire

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Latitude: 53.5346 / 53°32'4"N

Longitude: 0.0341 / 0°2'2"E

OS Eastings: 534912

OS Northings: 406144

OS Grid: TA349061

Mapcode National: GBR XWPK.5N

Mapcode Global: WHHJ1.HFG4

Entry Name: Haile Sand Fort

Listing Date: 1 March 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1240990

English Heritage Legacy ID: 195375

Location: Humber estuary, Tetney, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire, DN36

County: North East Lincolnshire

Civil Parish: Humberston

Built-Up Area: Cleethorpes

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Tetney St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

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Listing Text


2A/67 II

Off-shore Fort. 1915-18 with later alterations and additions.
Reinforced concrete and Brick, clad with riveted steel armour plating.
Timber and steel jetty. Circular on plan with hexagonal base and
balcony at sea level, plain railings to balcony and jetty. three
floors with added floor in brick to south-west, with basement and
magazine below sea level, and central two storey observation tower.
Rows of windows to lower and middle floors, each with pairs of tinged
steel shutters. The middle floor has a group of three projecting
turrets to the north-east, the central one concrete supported on a
cylindrical shaft with a row of shuttered windows beneath a flat roof,
the flanking turrets have conical bases and roofs and full width
shuttered openings. The roof of the Fort carries a central cylindrical
ventilation shaft; a rectangular flat-roofed armour-clad look-out
tower with shuttered windows, single projecting square observation
turret to north-east, a roof balcony, mast and radio ariels. To the
southwest an added brick storey with seven windows with glazing bars,
and a pair of steel chimneys, and to the northeast a pair of gun
emplacements. Haile Sand Fort, with its larger companion Fort on Bull
Sand (Humberside) 3.75 kilometres to the north-east, guarded the
approaches to the Humber with gun batteries and anti-submarine net of
steel mesh stretched between them across the mouth of the estuary (now
removed). Haile Sand Fort had full amenities for a garrison.
Armaments, besides the usual small and rapid-fire weapons, consisted
of two six inch guns. A reputed 40,000 tons of concrete and steel
went into their construction, at a cost of £1,500,000. Both forts
were constantly manned during both world wars, and were often under
attack from aircraft and submarine. The army left in 1956, but the
Forts were still manned until the early 1960's, when both were sold
to the Humber Conservancy Board. SOURCE. Cleethorpes Borough
Council, Report Activities Department, information sheet 05/3, Ships
and Vessels of the Humber 1985

Listing NGR: TA3491206144

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