Fort Clonque

Local nameFort Clonque
LocationChannel Islands

Fort Clonque is a 19th-century coastal fortress in Alderney, in the Bailiwick of Guernsey in the Channel Islands. It was constructed at a time when French naval power was becoming an increasing concern to the British. It is built on a rocky outcrop of land joined to the island by a causeway that can be submerged at high tide. It was manned by fifty men and fortified with up to ten guns, mostly 68-pounders; however, none was ever fired in anger.

Scenes from the film Seagulls Over Sorrento were shot at Fort Clonque in 1953.

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Address United Kingdom

Coordinates 49°42'48.977" N -2°13'57.77" E

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