Property marketed by West Wales Properties
89 Charles Street, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, SA732HA
- Post Napoleonic Fortress
- Approximately 2.95 Acres
- Grade II* Listed - Ancient Scheduled Monument
- Historic Ruins
- Two Buildings With Land In Between
- Direct Sea Views
- Outskirts Of Town
- Private Shoreline
- Steeped In History With Original Features
- Completed in 1863
About this property
An incredibly rare opportunity to purchase a post Napoleonic Fortress located on the side of the Milford Haven Waterway. The fort was completed in 1863 and was used as a secret base for the Americans for Operation Bolero in the D-Day Landings. During this time the Americans added their influence to the building, which remains evident today. There are two main buildings with scrubland in between. The top building, once the accommodation block for approximately 250 men, was made up of guard rooms, soldier housing, pub, wash rooms, coal store and kitchens, centred around a parade ground with a raised centre. The bottom building is made up of seven Gun Rooms, Magazine Rooms and an intricate channel of light and ventilation passages displaying masterful stone and brickwork. Further rooms - currently inaccessible - are yet to be discovered, including a submarine spotting station and caponier (sunken corridor). The fort is steeped in history which is evident everywhere, you can see the gun tracks, the fireplaces, the wooden framework in the arched windows, and even the decoration on the washroom walls: this fascinating building has so much to explore! The site is roughly 8.63 acres, the boundary running past the fortress walls and to the mean tide line. On the lower boundary, there is a section of private shoreline at the end of the access road to the bottom entrance. Un-interrupted views can be enjoyed of the entire haven and the many neighbouring artillery defences that protected the County. Milford Haven has the largest port in Wales, and the third largest port in the United Kingdom. The town also benefits from many amenities such as the Torch Theatre, a well equipped leisure centre, a museum and many shops, boutiques, cafes and restaurants. The town is served by a number of infant and primary schools with secondary education being provided by Milford Haven School.
VIEWING: By appointment only via the Agents.
TENURE: We are advised Freehold
SERVICES: We have not checked or tested any of the services or appliances at the property.
TAX: Band N/A
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Property added 06/12/2022