TQ6974 : Looking across Shornmead Fort

taken 4 years ago, near to Church Street, Kent, Great Britain

Looking across Shornmead Fort
Looking across Shornmead Fort
Shornmead Fort was built in 1796 to strengthen the Thames defences below Gravesend. Shornmead was developed into one of the first polygonal forts between 1850 and 1853. Three of the five sides were armed with cannons and the other two housed barracks. After 1945 the fort fell into decay and much of it was demolished in the 1960s.

It is freely accessible alongside the Thames or across Shorne Marshes when firing is not taking place at Milton Ranges. This view looks across the demolished interior.
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Date Taken
Friday, 12 June, 2015   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 16 June, 2015
Geographical Context
Derelict, Disused  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6929 7476 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:26.7915N 0:26.0845E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6921 7477
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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