Haile Sand Fort For Sale

Guide Price Offers Over £250,000


1 Haile Sands Fort Photo Steve Fareham
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 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.

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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 feature this particular gem. Please check out the next Unique Property Bulletin (3rd April 2016 – if the fort is still for sale) as 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.

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Haile Sand Fort, Humber Estuary

Photograph Courtesy of Steve Fareham

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.




Contains semi-naked men.

Viewer discretion may be advised!!!

Click on the picture above to enjoy the video presentation.

Not too sure what our friends, the owner of Haile Sands Fort would say about the film above. It is certainly entertaining and interesting. More than that – for anyone contemplating the purchase of Haile Sands Fort, the Bulletin would HIGHLY RECOMMEND you watch the Conquering Haile Sands Fort video above. Though PLEASE do NOT climb up the sides of the fort, Please contact the owner (here) and we can arrange for you to have access through a ‘normal’ front door. 

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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. Hence the video clip at 4 minutes 38 seconds into NikkPow’s brilliant piece on Youtube, and the scary bit that Barmy Ben encountered: Click here.

Thanks guys – by far the best Youtube video adventure for a long time 🙂

An alternate film with a fly over by an aerial drone shows a different perspective of this Lincolnshire landmark…

Click on the picture above to enjoy the video presentation.

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

Guide: Offers over £250,000.

Further Details: Click Here

Contact Unique Property Agencies – Tel: 03301 200119 . Please can folk mention to estate agent that they found this island fort for sale in Unique Property Bulletin. This helps us keep the bulk of this publication free for all readers.

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