**Price Reduction for Limited Period** – Haile Sand Fort, Gayton Le Marsh, Tetney, Lincolnshire, DN36 4EZ – Who hasn’t wanted to own their own fort. At this price you can but don’t wait too long !!!

Price Reduction - Incredible Value For a Limited Period Only - Offers Over £250,000 · Island · For Sale

Haile Sands Fort Every man’s dream to own their own fort for that perfect game of BATTLESHPS..

1 Haile Sands Fort Photo Steve Fareham


Work on Haile Sand Fort began in May 1915 and was completed in March 1918 with a reputed cost of over £500,000. At the end of the first world war ,the fort was placed in care and maintenance. Some reconstruction work took place in 1938 but by the outbreak of war in 1939 work on this had ceased and the only personnel aboard the fort were a section of Royal Engineers to man searchlights. This and other information can be found in (Guardians of the Humber), a book by Jeffrey E Dorman or on line.


1 Haile Sands Fort Photo Steve Fareham 2The fort is accessed by boat and the shortest journey would be from the Humber mouth Yacht club where use can be made of their launching facilities and the others of a more social nature. I understand membership is available.





Haile Sand Fort, Humber Estuary

Photograph Courtesy of Steve Fareham

This genuinely unique place is now for sale. Haile Sand Fort is one of two such defensive structures at the Humber Estuary (click here).

The Journey to the Fort


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Heading Out                                                         Still a way to go

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Almost there                                                         Home Sweet Home

Planning and Utilities

Water is from a spring and was pumped up through the building but this is currently broken but could be repaired and brought back into use. Electricity has been from generators although it was once via cable from land but we are not sure if this could be reinstated but believe a combination of generators with wind and wave generation  would be the best way forward. There is a wood burning stove used by the current owners for heating and gas bottles for cooking.

Planning has not been applied for so it is an open canvas and there are many opportunities that abound

Try this one

Solent Forts.

Private residence, hotel and conference centre, adventure centre, bed and breakfast and of course would make an ideal location for the UKIP Headquarters..  I jest and no political statement intended, other political parties are available.

Sadly no work done in the past 6 years due to the loss of the owners husband, the main driving force with the skill and the vision to carry out ideas but the current owner is passionate about the Fort, its wonderful and unique location and the sheer majesty of the structure A pleasure to visit in the summer and winter alike albeit it can be a challenging trip in the middle of a gale.

The work in the early days – and you do have to be seriously into DIY – Big Time

Interior Works albeit these were undertaken some 6 years ago. There are ladders and steps that have been fabricated that simply need to be installed by the new owners…

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Perimeter Works

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and a bit of concreting..

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A bit more info and a few ideas

The one for sale is Haile Sand; an off-shore fort built between 1915-18. Constructed from reinforced concrete and brick, clad with riveted steel armour plating so don’t lose your front door key as this will present a problem! General access is via a timber and steel jetty. Exploring the internal elements of the fort, there is a circular tower on hexagonal base – balcony at sea level. Three further floors in brick to south-west, with basement and magazine below sea level. Topped off with an additional two storey observation tower. For a little inspiration of what you might manage to renovate this fascinating property into, have a look at what an amazing achievement has been made at Solent Forts. Their owner’s website can be studied: click here.


1 Haile Sands Fort David Wright

Haile Sand Fort, Humber Estuary

Photograph Courtesy of David Wright

It is very rare for one of these man-made island properties to come onto the sale list and we are delighted to have it for sale on Unique Property Agency.

We are arranging for extra interior photographs of this historic and fascinating building to be included then. Whilst this fort is clearly utilitarian in design, it has an amazing location, and some truly beautiful sunsets to view. The middle floor at Haile Sand Fort has a group of three projecting turrets, the middle one supported on a cylindrical shaft with a row of shuttered windows beneath a flat roof.


Haile Sand Fort, Humber Estuary

The approaches to the River Humber have been guarded by this fort with gun batteries and anti-submarine nets of steel mesh stretched between them across the mouth of the estuary (now removed). Originally Haile Sand Fort had full amenities for a garrison. It is believed that 40,000 tons of concrete and steel went into the construction, at a cost of around £1,500,000. Haile Sand Fort 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.


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Haile Sands Fort At Low Tide

Check out how shallow the water can get by looking at the sand-to-fort access ladder heights.

You can see how low the water can get towards ebb-tide. A very easy false sense of security that can happen on tidal islands.

Location: Haile Sand Fort, Gayton Le Marsh, Tetney, Lincolnshire, DN36 4EZ

Guide: Price Reduction Offers Over £250,000 but for a Limited Period Only


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