Type: Castle / Fort
Reigate Fort, which sits proudly on top of Reigate Hill in Surrey, was built in 1898 as part of the London Defence Scheme, the British Government’s attempt to protect London and the south coast from attack by their greatest adversary, the French.
Reigate Fort was built as part of a 72 mile defence line to protect London whilst a huge ship building programme was initiated by the British government. The southern line was divided into ten sectors and the fort fell into 'Redhill Position', which was 11 kilometres long. The fort held vital tools and ammunition to supply soldiers and artillery at short notice. It cost £11,339 to construct and was originally called a Mobilisation Centre.
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