Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Buy your own ISLAND: Fort designed to defend Britain from Napoleon goes on sale for 400,000
UK Daily Mail ^ | June 6, 2018 | Simon Rushton

Posted on 06/06/2018 7:37:56 AM PDT by C19fan

A historic island fort is being sold for less than the price of a one-bedroom flat in London.

Stack Rock Fort, off the coast of Milford Haven in Pembrokeshire, was built to defend Britain from an invasion from France's Napoleon III.

Made up of three floors with spiral staircases leading to each one, with cannon rooms, former sleeping quarters, the island provides a 360-degree view of the Haven waterway.

The average cost of buying a home in London is £471,944 and the average cost in Wales is £152,999, according to the UK Land Registry.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: fort; france; milfordhaven; napoleoniii; pembrokeshire; stackrockfort; unitedkingdom; wales
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-35 next last
The Brits got freaked out when Napoleon III took power. They built a series of fortifications. The most famous was Fort Nelson to protect Portsmouth and Southampton from the land side.
1 posted on 06/06/2018 7:37:56 AM PDT by C19fan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: C19fan

A fixer upper.


2 posted on 06/06/2018 7:42:32 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: C19fan

I don’t want to live anywhere near that place.

They’ve gone loony.


3 posted on 06/06/2018 7:42:45 AM PDT by chris37 ("I am everybody." -Mark Robinson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: C19fan

4 posted on 06/06/2018 7:43:26 AM PDT by Bratch ("The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: C19fan

“Forts win wars!”


5 posted on 06/06/2018 7:44:28 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: C19fan

Napoleon III? Wasn’t he the paper tiger who promptly got defeated in the Franco-Prussian war and had to cede the provinces of Alsace and Lorraine as a spoil of the war?


6 posted on 06/06/2018 7:44:45 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (ObaMao: Fake America, Fake Messiah, Fake Black man. How many fakes can you fit into one Zer0?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: C19fan

Says it was built in 1850-1852....It doesn’t make sense.

Napoleon I died in about 1819, right?


7 posted on 06/06/2018 7:45:41 AM PDT by SMARTY ("Nearly all men can stand adversity...to test a man's character, give him power." A. Lincoln)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SMARTY

OK-They say ‘Napoleon III)


8 posted on 06/06/2018 7:46:38 AM PDT by SMARTY ("Nearly all men can stand adversity...to test a man's character, give him power." A. Lincoln)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Vigilanteman
Napoleon III? Wasn’t he the paper tiger who promptly got defeated in the Franco-Prussian war and had to cede the provinces of Alsace and Lorraine as a spoil of the war?

The fort was built about two decades earlier, when he was seen by many as a real tiger.

9 posted on 06/06/2018 7:50:14 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin
A fixer upper indeed, but imagine the possibilities... calling Chip and Joanna....

Inside photos

10 posted on 06/06/2018 7:53:18 AM PDT by C210N (Republicans sign check fronts; 'Rats sign check backs.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: C210N

Pit, meet money.


11 posted on 06/06/2018 7:58:03 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: C19fan
It'd sell better with the following:
12 posted on 06/06/2018 8:12:40 AM PDT by DannyTN
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: C19fan

What’s the property taxes on it?


13 posted on 06/06/2018 8:13:07 AM PDT by DannyTN
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: C19fan

Great place for a recluse once drones are available for grocery delivery.


14 posted on 06/06/2018 8:19:49 AM PDT by sphinx
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DannyTN

Helipad and chopper.


15 posted on 06/06/2018 8:23:32 AM PDT by wally_bert (I didn't get where I am today by selling ice cream tasting of bookends, pumice stone & West Germany)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Bratch

Looks like a flotilla could have reduced that in short order


16 posted on 06/06/2018 8:24:40 AM PDT by wardaddy (Hanged not hung.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: chris37
They've always been silly.


17 posted on 06/06/2018 8:25:00 AM PDT by BBell (not drinking, just a smart a$$)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: C19fan

May be a good purchase for Jeffrey Epstein. Lot’s of European countries nearby with a low age of consent.


18 posted on 06/06/2018 8:29:32 AM PDT by BBell (not drinking, just a smart a$$)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: C19fan

That’s just absolutely cool. I’d live there in a heartbeat (with at least an updated, comfy apartment added in)...and a boat.


19 posted on 06/06/2018 8:43:07 AM PDT by moovova
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: C19fan

The cops will drag you off that little island for any violation of Britain’s Islamic blasphemy laws.


20 posted on 06/06/2018 8:43:59 AM PDT by Dagnabitt
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-35 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson