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Reigate Fort was built in 1898 as part of the London Defence Scheme. However by 1906 the Government no longer felt that it was needed. They now had a superior navy to defend our shores. The fort was decommissioned and subsequently sold to a private owner in 1907.

In the First World War the fort was used for storing ammunition. It was recommissioned in the Second World War and possibly played a part in wartime communications for the army’s South East Command which was  based in tunnels a few hundred metres from the fort

The fort was designated as a Scheduled Ancient Monument in 1972 by English Heritage and, since 2000, the fort has been restored. You can now visit Reigate Fort – step back in time and wander around the old atmospheric buildings to discover what military life was like in late 1890’s.

Reigate Fort
Fort Lane

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