Preserving Heritage At Risk

The island of Saint Helena features some of the most breathtaking Napoleonic heritage in the world.  The island's cliffs and valleys are studded with the batteries, fortifications, gates and flagstations built to contain Napoleon and ensure he could not escape.

 

Many of the sites are now at risk of being lost forever. While we cannot save them all, our aim is to preserve those where this is viable and to study and document those where long term preservation is not an option. 

We have worked in collaboration with Brent Fortenberry at Texas A&M University Center for Heritage Conservation to create high-detail, 3D renderings of the heritage sites of Saint Helena. Using state of the art scanning technology, Brent has created a series of virtual 3D images that will guide our preservation efforts. 

 

To view the buildings and learn more about the heritage of Saint Helena, follow the links below. 

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TOBY's Cottage

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HERITAGE

TRAIL

jacob's

ladder

high knoll fort

The batteries

The

British Napoleonic Bicentenary Trust

The British Napoleonic Bicentenary Trust (BNBT) exists to promote public education on - and preservation of - the built heritage of the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena.  In particular, we focus on the sites related to Napoleon Bonaparte’s rule (1799-1815) and subsequent incarceration on the island (1815-21).

The British Napoleonic Bicentenary Trust © 2020 | Registered Charity Number 1185952

c/o St Helena Government, Alliance House, 12 Caxton Street, London, SW1H 0QS

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