Shoreham Fort

Giving History a Future by Bringing History to Life

Aims and Objectives

The aims and objectives of the Friends of Shoreham Fort are to conserve, maintain and restore Shoreham Fort, a Scheduled Ancient Monument, back to her former 1857 glory.

Being the last fort of its kind it is vital that this nationally important heritage site is preserved for years to come to enable the continued education of our local history and significance in protecting the English shores from invasion.

The Friends of Shoreham Fort will work towards a full restoration, including the reinstatement of the Barrack Block, for use as a multi purpose community facility.

Barrack block rebuild idea

We will continue to promote the historical importance of the site through guided tours, presentations and living history displays, thus enhancing the site and literally bringing history to life.

Working with others we wish to exhibit local history of the surrounding area, such as Buckingham Camp, making Shoreham Fort a hub for military history.

For the commemorative years of WWI, the Friends of Shoreham Fort have secured funding through Adur’s Pot of Gold which will go towards creating a WWI memorial training trench that has been planned to be accessible to all, regardless of age or ability.

Education is a priority to the Friends of Shoreham Fort and we are very grateful to have had a WWII Nissen Hut donated.  We have not only been able to re-instate history onto the original WWII Nissen Hut bases at the fort, but we have also been able to rescue heritage from Chidham and stop it being demolished and lost.

Until now there has been no way of sheltering visiting schools, community groups and general public in bad weather and trips have in fact been cancelled. The Nissen Hut has already proved to be an invaluable asset to the site, not only for its historic significance but by providing the dedicated volunteers shelter on bad days.  The hut has garnered great interest and support from local groups and individuals such as Friends of Shoreham Beach, Steve Savage – Marine Biologist, National Coastwatch Shoreham, the Maritime Volunteer Service, Creative Waves, Visit Worthing and Worthing Council.

If you would like to hear more about the future management of the site then please do not hesitate to contact us.