Sunday, 14 April 2013

Fishguard Fort





It's been a bit quiet around here lately, and thats mainly because I've been off on my Travels again, this time to Pembrokeshire in south wales.  The first military site we visited we actually found by acident as we drove through fishgaurd.



Fishgaurd fort was built around 1780 in response to a pirate raid and was maintained until the end of the Napoleonic wars in 1815. It origanlly had 8 guns of which 4 remain today, and was crewed by three 'invalid gunners' from woolwich. I'm not sure what invalid gunner means and how effective they would have been at defending fishguard!

As well as the gun emplacement one building, which looks like a magazine remain mostly intact and there are two walls of another building remaining (possibly the barracks).


5 comments:

  1. It looks like a very interesting site!
    can you give the location, please, because we will travel through the Wales next summer and maybe,it could be on our road!

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    1. it's on the main A487 road coming out of fishguard to the east, you go up this hill and on the left is a small car park, you then follow this footpath for a hundred yards or so down to the fort.

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  3. This would be a brilliant build for a tabletop fort. It looks good. I think with the crumbling walls and all, it would be a great addition to many peoples tabletop terrain/

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    1. thats a really good idea, the low front, clear middle area and ruined rear walls would work really well on a games table

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