Gosport, Hampshire, England

Fort Brockhurst

Fort Brockhurst

Fort Brockhurst is one of the Palmerston Forts built in the 1850s and 1860s, and is now an English Heritage property. It was designed by William Crossman in the 19th century to protect Portsmouth. With its formidable firepower, its main purpose was to guard the approach from potential landing areas on the south Hampshire coast.


The fort is reputedly haunted by the ghost of a whistling sergeant major, although according to sources he is more often heard than seen. Most experiences are said to occur in cell three. Footsteps are also reported.

Fort Brockhurst,



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For further information, please read Haunted Castles of Britain and Ireland by Richard Jones.


Visitor Information

Gosport is a Borough town in Hampshire, England.

It is situated on a peninsula on the western side of Portsmouth Harbour opposite the City of Portsmouth.

Pictured left is a view of Fort Brockhurst courtesy of Colin Babb. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.