Box Hill Fort

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Box Hill Fort was completed in 1900, having cost a princely 4714 to build - on top of the 2221 it took to acquire the land. Like all of the London Mobilisation Centres it was designed primarily to act as a fortification to back up troops who would actually be fighting in trenches around the fort.

As the fort is now a National Trust scheduled monument and home to three species of bat, you aren't allowed inside - although you can perambulate freely around the exterior if you are so minded. The nearby Box Hill visitor centre is actually a converted outbuilding of the fort.

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Author: Ian Freud   |  Last updated: 12th July 2013 | © Weird Island 2010-2019
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