The War Department was a government department responsible for the supply of equipment to the forces during wartime Britain.
It was later rename the War Office and then, in 1964 the Ministry of Defence.
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- Brean Down Fort
The fort was built between 1864 and 1871 on the recommendations of the 1859 Royal Commission. Originally armed with seven 7" RMLs, it was disarmed in 1901, but rearmed with two 6" ex-naval guns during World War II. Recently restored and opened to the public by the National Trust.