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Monkton Fort, Hampshire

Historical Description

Monkton Fort, a stronghold on the coast of Hants, at the extremity of Stokes Bay, facing Spithead anchorage, 1 mile S of Gosport. It consists of a series of bomb-proof batteries, mounts forty-seven heavy guns, and forms one of several very strong defences of Portsmouth Harbour.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hampshire (County Southampton) is available to browse.

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Hampshire newspapers online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Hampshire, 1530, 1575, & 1622-34 is available to view on the Heraldry page.