HARWICH'S historic Napoleonic fort is among a new list of heritage sites now deemed to be at risk of being lost forever.

The Redoubt Fort is one of 216 sites to be added to Historic England's 'at risk' register.

The Grade II-listed fort was built in 1808 to defend the port of Harwich against a Napoleonic invasion,

Adding sites to the list can help local authorities and communities with pursuing conservation work to restore threatened heritage.

Duncan Wilson, chief executive of Historic England, said: “Many more historic buildings and places need caring for, financial support, strong partnership-working and community engagement to give them a brighter future.”