Stack Rock is a small, rocky island in the Milford Haven Waterway, Pembrokeshire, Wales. Its strategic location prompted Thomas Cromwell to consider building a fort on the island in 1539. That didn’t happen for another 300 years, but Stack Rock Fort was built in 1850 and completed in 1852. It was built to be a defense against the French forces of Napoleon III. The fort was decommissioned in 1929, and has been sitting abandoned for almost 100 years. Nature has invaded, and the moss, vegetation, and wildlife make the fort look as if it really were built 500 years ago.
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In 2021, a community interest group named Anoniiem purchased the island. The company aspires to preserve the fort as a “living ruin” and open it to the public. They invited a group of photographers to visit the island and take pictures of the inside. Photographer Steve Liddiard, who took the above video, was among them. Liddiard shared his photographs and his impressions of Stack Rock Fort with the BBC, and you can see them as well. -via Damn Interesting