HC Deb 18 June 1886 vol 306 c1842
SIR JOHN LUBBOCK (London University)

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether it is intended, in connection with the proposed fortifications, to destroy Calshot Castle, at the entrance of Southampton Water; and, if so, whether it would be possible to modify the plans, so that it might be spared?


There is no intention whatever of destroying Calshot Castle. Possibly the defence of Southampton Water may involve the erection of a new building; but, if so, care will be taken to make them harmonize with the ancient edifice.