TQ7568 : Beheaded, Fort Amherst

near to Brompton, Medway, Great Britain

Beheaded, Fort Amherst
Beheaded, Fort Amherst
A large broken statue of Lord Nelson lies beside an access road in Fort Amherst. Its passes by the scout huts in the grounds of the historic fort overlooking Chatham.
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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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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2012
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Monday, 23 April, 2012   (more nearby)
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Monday, 23 April, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7597 6834 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:23.2093N 0:31.6551E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7596 6834
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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