TQ7568 : Entrance to Great Lines Heritage Park

taken 7 years ago, near to Brompton, Medway, Great Britain

Entrance to Great Lines Heritage Park
Entrance to Great Lines Heritage Park
As seen from Khartoum Road, leads into Fort Amhurst before heading towards the Fields of Fire near Gillingham.
Great Lines Heritage Park, Chatham :: TQ7668
The Great Lines is over 70 hectares of open space at the heart of Medway. Between Gillingham and Chatham.
The huge expanse of the Great Lines was in its own right a layer of defence to protect Chatham Dockyard from attack.
At its centre is the Chatham Naval War Memorial.
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Fort Amherst
Fort Amherst was constructed as part of a line of gun batteries to protect Chathamís Royal Dockyard from a land-based attack; the fortifications stretched over 3 kilometres in length and totally enclosed the Dockyard and the village of Brompton. Fort Amherst was, and still is, the most intricate part of the area known as the Great Lines and many areas of the Fort have now been in part carefully restored.
This twenty acre Scheduled Ancient Monument consists of many gun batteries, many with cannon mounted, tunnels and grassy parkland. The parkland is free to visit (now called Great Lines Heritage Park) and is open every day, with easy access and free parking.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 1 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 6 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Boundary, Barrier  Park and Public Gardens  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7586 6840 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:23.2437N 0:31.5621E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7586 6841
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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