Fort of Alprech to Le Portel

The fort of Alprech part of these defensive devices designed by Séré de Rivières, near the lighthouse built in 1842.

Built from 1875 to 1877 (under the third Republic), Alprech, army battery of guns and howitzers, housed casemates destined for housing of a hundred men, and some magazines. During the (World War II) occupation, the Germans are implanted radars. Abandoned since and covered by vegetation, the fort of Alprech was the subject of a restoration in 1999.

Local signage

In 1871, "German Empire" is proclaimed at Versailles; Bismarck therefore achieved German unity. As for France, it is defeated and lost Alsace-Lorraine. In may 1871, the Treaty of Frankfurt amputates it his strongholds and its barracks in the East. The France must put in place a new strategy on a reduced territory.

That is why, on July 28, 1872, Thiers and the 3rd young Republic create the Defence Committee which will consist of ten members, all marshals and generals. Raymond Adolphe Séré of rivers will be appointed Secretary of the Defence Committee and will be subsequently responsible for the construction of the fortified system that would bear his name. From 1874 to 1880, there the total trust of the Government.

Completed in 1884, the Séré de Rivières system features 166 forts and 250 batteries. This is the most colossal effort of military constructions from Vauban. Just as there will be a "line Malnot", there is 'a line Sere of rivers' main Belfort at Dunkirk. However, there were everywhere in France of the Séré de Rivières forts.

The Fort of Alprech was created around 1875 with materials from the region, Marquise and Wimille careers stones. It is a the French army. In the first world war, he will serve as anti-submarine battery and will pass into the hands of the Navy of the 1921. The Fort will be decommissioned in 1931 and the French naval aviation, with the airport of Alprech, will be used to accommodate its staff.

Then comes the second world war during which the Fort was occupied by the German army of Earth. Little by little after the Liberation, the Fort was abandoned and field will remain a military field.

Fort of Alprech
Crédit photo : (Fort of Alprech, le portel)


Reported to be remarkable heritage of quality.

Structural information

Fort of Alprech, Built from 1875 to 1877 (under the third Republic), Alprech, army battery of guns and howitzers, housed casemates destined for housing of a hundred men, and some magazines. During the (World War II) occupation, the Germans are implanted radars. Abandoned since and covered by vegetation, the fort of Alprech was the subject of a restoration in 1999. le portel, pas de calais

Location and general information

  • identifier : 161617
  • item : Fort d' Alprech
  • Location of the building :
    • Nord-Pas-de-Calais
    • Pas-de-Calais
    • Le Portel
  • Place name : Fort d' Alprech
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 62667
  • Zip code of the municipality : 62480
  • Order in the communal list : 55
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : strong
  • State :
    • current state of the monument : disrepair

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 2 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 19th century
    • Second half 19th century
  • Investigation : 1986
  • Date taken into account : 1989/02/22

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials: 6 elements are used in the main structure of the building.
    • limestone
    • rubble
    • ashlar
    • stone
    • sandstone
    • land
  • Roofing :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Materials (roofing) :
    • the main material of this building is land cover
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • A mode of coverage listed 'barrel vault'
  • Floors :
    • any information about this construction.
  • Stairs :
    • No stairs mentioned on this construction.
  • Decoration of the building :
    • No information about decoration.
  • Representation :
    • No information on the ornamentation of the place.
  • Typology :
    • No information about typology.
  • Plan :
    • We do not know the type of plan for this building.

Monument and history of the place

  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :
    • Any particular element of the building is subject to protection in our database.
  • Constituent areas :
    • a constituent part in this construction : pregnant
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use :
    • This building has been assigned the following use : barn

Other

  • Other :
    • other Information : property of the State
  • Mérimée reference : IA00050748

Contributions documentaries made by visitors

Photo de joel.herbez est l'image principale de cette notice.

Voir cette photo en grand

Contact contributor with his mail for more information.

Fort of Alprech to Le Portel. Picture of joel.herbez
Fort d' Alprech, le portel
Fort of Alprech to Le Portel. Picture of joel.herbez
Fort d' Alprech, le portel
Fort of Alprech to Le Portel. Picture of joel.herbez
Fort d' Alprech, le portel
Fort of Alprech to Le Portel. Picture of joel.herbez
Fort d' Alprech, le portel
Fort of Alprech to Le Portel. Picture of joel.herbez
Fort d' Alprech, le portel
Fort of Alprech to Le Portel. Picture of joel.herbez
Fort d' Alprech, le portel
Fort of Alprech to Le Portel. Picture of joel.herbez
Fort d' Alprech, le portel
Fort of Alprech to Le Portel. Picture of joel.herbez
Fort d' Alprech, le portel
Fort of Alprech to Le Portel. Picture of joel.herbez
Fort d' Alprech, le portel
Fort of Alprech to Le Portel. Picture of joel.herbez
Fort d' Alprech, le portel
Fort of Alprech to Le Portel. Picture of joel.herbez
Fort d' Alprech, le portel
Fort of Alprech to Le Portel. Picture of joel.herbez
Fort d' Alprech, le portel
Fort of Alprech to Le Portel. Picture of joel.herbez
Fort d' Alprech, le portel
Fort of Alprech to Le Portel. Picture of joel.herbez
Fort d' Alprech, le portel
Fort of Alprech to Le Portel. Picture of joel.herbez
Fort d' Alprech, le portel
Fort of Alprech to Le Portel. Picture of joel.herbez
Fort d' Alprech, le portel
Fort of Alprech to Le Portel. Picture of joel.herbez
Fort d' Alprech, le portel
Fort of Alprech to Le Portel. Picture of joel.herbez
Fort d' Alprech, le portel
Fort of Alprech to Le Portel. Picture of joel.herbez
Fort d' Alprech, le portel
Fort of Alprech to Le Portel. Picture of joel.herbez
Fort d' Alprech, le portel
Fort of Alprech to Le Portel. Picture of joel.herbez
Fort d' Alprech, le portel
Fort of Alprech to Le Portel. Picture of joel.herbez
Fort d' Alprech, le portel
Fort of Alprech to Le Portel. Picture of joel.herbez
Fort d' Alprech, le portel
Fort of Alprech to Le Portel. Picture of joel.herbez
Fort d' Alprech, le portel
Fort of Alprech to Le Portel. Picture of joel.herbez
Fort d' Alprech, le portel
Fort of Alprech to Le Portel. Picture of joel.herbez
Fort d' Alprech, le portel
Fort of Alprech to Le Portel. Picture of joel.herbez
Fort d' Alprech, le portel
Fort of Alprech to Le Portel. Picture of joel.herbez
Fort d' Alprech, le portel
Fort of Alprech to Le Portel. Picture of joel.herbez
Fort d' Alprech, le portel
Fort of Alprech to Le Portel. Picture of joel.herbez
Fort d' Alprech, le portel
Fort of Alprech to Le Portel. Picture of joel.herbez
Fort d' Alprech, le portel
Fort of Alprech to Le Portel. Picture of joel.herbez
Fort d' Alprech, le portel
Fort of Alprech to Le Portel. Picture of joel.herbez
Fort d' Alprech, le portel
Fort of Alprech to Le Portel. Picture of joel.herbez
Fort d' Alprech, le portel
Fort of Alprech to Le Portel. Picture of joel.herbez
Fort d' Alprech, le portel
Fort of Alprech to Le Portel. Picture of joel.herbez
Fort d' Alprech, le portel
Fort of Alprech to Le Portel. Picture of joel.herbez
Fort d' Alprech, le portel
Fort of Alprech to Le Portel. Picture of joel.herbez
Fort d' Alprech, le portel
Fort of Alprech to Le Portel. Picture of joel.herbez
Fort d' Alprech, le portel

source of information: database Mérimée and contributions of Internet users.
Images shared by the contributors of the site are provided only that they are the owners of the photo. In case of violation of copyright, thank you for contacting us.

Participate in the increase of the database

You have "old photos" of the monument or recent, you know this monument and want to share your photos, knowledge, stories about him, click here.

The objective of the website is to preserve the collective memory heritage user intervention are offered to the community.