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|Fort Gilkicker is a Grade II listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument. It was purchased by Hampshire County Council in 1986 as part of a pro-active programme to secure the future of many of Portsmouth's defence works. The fort requires huge amounts of money to repair and conserve it. The barrack block has had a new roof and the fort was used until recently as a building store for materi...||12/14/2005||304|
|S/W Overlay shows Portsmouth harbour at the year 1939.|
Potsmouth is a significant naval port for centuries, previously the world's largest naval base and home to many famous ships, Portsmouth has declined in recent years but remains a major dockyard and base for the Royal Navy.
|Image of Portsmouth harbour, contains ships etc.||10/12/2005||399|
|The earliest forts were built to protect the colonists. As Portsmouth Harbor's importance increased with its Revolutionary War shipbuilding industry and the establishment of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in 1800, additional fortification was needed. |
At Jerry's Point there is evidence of earthwork fortification, circa 1842, and a stonework fort, circa 1873. Following the Spanish ...
|With a 170 meter high this tower gives his visitors a great overview of Portsmouth habour.||09/18/2005||425|
|Portsmouth Dockyard has been at the forefront of maritime technological developments since it was the site of the world's first dry dock in 1495.|
That was followed in the 1690s by the first stone wet and dry docks which can still be seen today, one being the home to HMS Victory and another to Mary Rose.
|Allows people to easily track between Portsmouth City's cycle map and an aerial view of the city||04/25/2006||511|
|Southsea Castle was built by Henry VIII between 1544 and 1545 to protect Portsmouth against possible French invasion. Its revolutionary design provided for the most efficient use of guns in attack or defence now that artillery dominated warfare.||10/15/2005||390|
|Several ships in Portsmouth harbour/doskyard||05/29/2006||406|
|Any further plans for Landskrona were however not realized, for various reasons. The continued Swedish-Danish wars favoured Karlskrona, located at a safer distance from Denmark, replacing Landskrona as a naval base, the fortifications were discontinued, and Malmö remained the most important commercial town - despite Malmö lacking a harbour until the late 18th century. The fortifications at Land...||08/06/2005||631|
|Fratton Park has been home to Portsmouth Football Club since 1898. Two English Champions, Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and C B Fry are two famous names amongst the many how have played for the club over the years. ||02/26/2006||379|
|The Venetian fortifications in Fortezza, a solidly-built fort on a hill. The city fell to the Turks in November 1646. Today the Fortezza is well-preserved, while the fortifications around the city have almost disappeared.||07/09/2006||364|