SX3853 : Tregantle Fort

taken 12 years ago, near to Freathy, Cornwall, Great Britain

Tregantle Fort
Tregantle Fort
This 19th century fortification was completed in 1865 and overlooks Whitsand Bay. The intention of the fort was to hold guns which could fire on ships at sea. Whilst its guns were upgraded in the late 19th century they did not keep pace with the advances in naval guns at the time. Tregantle Forts most famous resident was probably the American heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis who was stationed here for a time in the Second World War. This photograph shows the southwestern aspect of the fort. The fort and its surrounds now contain rife ranges for military practice.
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SX3853, 31 images   (more nearby )
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Sunday, 6 November, 2005   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 6 November, 2005
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Fortifications   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 386 532 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:21.3916N 4:16.2179W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 388 530
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