I have added copies of the maps from the English works of Jones, Oman and Fortescue.
There are now pages for every fort on the first and second lines.
See Here: Districts and Forts on the Lines
Over the next few weeks I will add information on the third and fourth lines.
The answer you usually get is 152. I have been looking at them as I create pages for each fort and there are actually around 170 individual fortifications. The majority of the difference is Forts 1 and 5 which are actually made up of 13 separate fortifications. Then there are some mysteries , like Forts, 116, 117 and 119, which have more than one fortification but the exact number is not clear. Watch this space.......
Significant damage is being caused by motorcycles. These are some of the most visited forts and need to be protected. Photos: Mark Crathorne, British Historical Society of Portugal
I am adding further details. There are now pages on eighty of the forts. Work is continuing with the aim of having information on every fort by the end of 2017.
New plaques have recently been recently to the Memorial to the Lines at Alhandra to replace those stolen. The Friends of the Lines will be paying for these. Hopefully the modern design will not attract further theft or damage.