Bridlington Quay Fort

Has been described as a Questionable Artillery Fort

There are no visible remains

NameBridlington Quay Fort
Alternative Names
Historic CountryYorkshire
Modern AuthorityEast Riding of Yorkshire
1974 AuthorityHumberside
Civil ParishBridlington

There is no evidence to show when a fort was first constructed for the defence of shipping in Bridlington Bay, though Henry VIII may have built one. A chance reference in an Indenture in the Town Chest shows that a fort of some kind had been constructed and already demolished previous to 1650. Guns were mounted there from 1654 onwards and under Charles II, elaborate preparations were made for the construction and arming of three forts, though one only appears to have been completed and this one was soon abandoned. The work seems to have been restored at least partially on two occasions during Charles II's reign, and was never altogether destroyed, until a more complete restoration about 1702. The final demolition took place in the early nineteenth century, but the position of the work is still indicated by 'Fort Hall' and 'Fort Terrace' at the east end of which the fort was situated, and 'Garrison Street'. (PastScape ref. Purvis)

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceTA187668
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  • Purvis, J.S., 1926, Bridlington Charters, Court Rolls and Papers, XVI - XIX Century. Being a selection of Documents Illustrating the History of Bridlington Under the Rule of the Lords Feoffees p. 313


  • Brigham, T., Burglass, J. and George, R., 2008, Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Phase 2. Bempton to Donna Nook. Part 2 Gazetteer and maps (Humber Archaeology Report 325) p. 47 online copy