SX5156 : Road to Efford Fort

taken 8 years ago, near to Crownhill, Plymouth, Great Britain

Road to Efford Fort
Road to Efford Fort
This is what you find when attempting to gain access to Efford Fort by the principal road leading to it. The tpoices say, unequivolcally "no trespassing". "Efford Fort was one of the ring of Victorian Palmerston's Follies built to provide defence from risk of French invasion. The area was also heavily occupied by the American army during the preparations for D-Day". LinkExternal link . I can only echo the sentiments of Bob Bruce, one of a visiting party from the Plymouth & District Archaeological Society: "Most of us were surprised how extensive the Palmerston works were and how much had survived, though often concealed by vegetation. Some of us wondered whether Plymouth should be making more of this part of its military heritage." LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )
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SX5156, 117 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 2 October, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 7 October, 2009
Category
Private road   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 5124 5663 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:23.4411N 4:5.6457W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 5122 5663
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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