Property for saleGayton Le Marsh, Tetney
- Between the Wars
- Wood burner
- Development Opportunity
- ROOF TERRACE,with panoramic views
- Lots of storage space
- Sea Views
- No Onward Chain
- Good-sized rooms
OS Grid Reference: TA3491206144
OS Grid Coordinates: 534912, 406144
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5346, 0.0341
Possible part exchange considered
Haile sand fort is an off-shore Fort built between 1915-18 approx.
Built from reinforced concrete and brick, clad with riveted steel Armour plating.
Timber and steel jetty. Circular on plan with hexagonal base and balcony at sea level, plain railings to balcony and jetty.
Three further floors with added floor in brick to south-west, with basement and
magazine below sea level, and central two storey observation tower.
The middle floor has a group of three projecting turrets to the north-east, the central one concrete , supported on a cylindrical shaft with a row of shuttered windows beneath a flat roof.
A rectangular flat-roofed Armour-clad look-out tower with shuttered windows, single projecting square observation turret to north-east, and roof balcony.
Haile Sand Fort, guarded the approaches to the Humber with gun batteries and anti-submarine net of
steel mesh stretched between them across the mouth of the estuary (now removed). Originally Haile Sand Fort had full amenities for a garrison.
A reputed 40,000 tons of concrete and steel went into the construction, at a cost of £1,500,000.
Haile was constantly manned during both world wars, and often under attack from aircraft and submarine. The army left in 1956, but the fort was still manned until the early 1960's.
She continues to maintain her guard over the Humber Estuary...
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