20 Unruffled Abandoned Places around the World

The Maunsell Forts – United Kingdom

The Maunsell Forts were small fortified towers built in the Thames and Mersey estuaries during the Second World War to help defend the United Kingdom. They were operated as army and navy forts and names after their designer, Guy Maunsell. The forts were decommissioned in the late 1950’s and later used for other activities,  including pirate radio broadcasting.