Polhawn Fort Close-up

Polhawn Fort, on Cornwall's Rame Head, Whitsand Bay, was originally built in the 1860s to help defend the naval base at Plymouth. Lord Palmerston, the Prime Minister, was determined that Britain should have adequate sea defences which could keep any potential enemies out at sea, and ordered built a number of "Napoleonic" sea forts including Polhawn.

Raymond Hunt's original painting was commissioned by a couple who were getting married at Polhawn Fort. It shows Polhawn Fort from Whitsand Bay as perhaps Napoleon's sailors would have seen it, had they dared to sail into the bay. This unique artwork is for sale through this site either as a beautiful framed print, or miniature versions for greetings cards or wedding invitations.