TQ7568 : Night view of Ditch, Fort Amherst, Chatham

taken 10 years ago, near to Brompton, Medway, Great Britain

Night view of Ditch, Fort Amherst, Chatham
Night view of Ditch, Fort Amherst, Chatham
This defensive ditch looks from the Fort Luton on the hill towards the River Medway. Any fort attackers would have to access the fort via the ditch.
Not many attackers would have made it to the top alive.

The bridge across the ditch is one of the many defences of the fort.

Volunteers keep the brick ditch clear of weeds.
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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Date Taken
Thursday, 19 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Friday, 20 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7584 6825 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:23.1632N 0:31.5405E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7579 6824
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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