Box Hill Fort Mobilisation Centre, near Dorking, was built about 1892 and was used to store ammunition and equipment as part of the London Defence Scheme. The fictional story of ‘The Battle of Dorking’ helped to make the threat of war from the French seem more likely.


Box Hill Fort
Image: Richard Purkiss

The fort is now used by several species of bats. It is located just downhill from the car park at the top of the hill.

One Response to Box Hill: Mobilisation Fort

  1. Dawn slater says:

    Can you give me a history of owners to the present date of who has owned the fort

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