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In July, Anglepoise were given a very special opportunity to feature several Anglepoise lamps in Portsmouth’s historic Fort Cumberland.

Constructed between 1785 and 1810 by the Duke of Cumberland to protect Langstone Harbour on the English south coast, Fort Cumberland is a visually impressive pentagonal fort that overlooks the coast.

Owned and operated by Historic England, Fort Cumberland took its current geometric form following an extensive rebuild and reconstruction to bolster its defensive and strategic capabilities. In the 1850s, the fort became the headquarters of the Royal Marine Artillery and used by the Royal Marines until the 1970s, eventually becoming a Grade II Listed Building and part of Historic England.

The unique site is currently being repurposed into a destination which will lift its current ‘heritage at risk’ status.

“Anglepoise is a Brand that believes in the Long View. In creating a culture, a relationship with our customers and our users, and of course products, that last beyond the moment. We are keen to build a legacy that reflects this and a local site like Fort Cumberland is something that also celebrates this and should be enjoyed by generations to come.” Simon Terry, Managing Director, Anglepoise.

Click here for more information about the shoot.

Thanks to James Pierce, David Webb and Andy Roy at Historic England.
Anglepoise – Simon Terry, Ed Lanwarne Stefano Scaglione, Joe Walker, Jamie Denyer and Adam Wade.
Photographer – Rob Luckins
Behind the scenes photographs & facilitator – Claire Sambrook
Aerial photo of Fort Cumberland by Historic England