TQ7970 : Fort Hoo in River Medway

taken 4 years ago, near to Grange, Medway, Great Britain

Fort Hoo in River Medway
Fort Hoo in River Medway
One of the several Palmerston fortifications placed along the river Medway, to stop invasions.

Originally designed for two tiers of guns mounted in a circle, with a boom strung between Fort Hoo and Fort Darnet (on another island), there were many problems with subsidence, and after extensive cost overruns the forts were completed in 1871 with a single tier of eleven 9-inch rifled muzzle-loading guns, and no boom.

The forts were disarmed before the First World War. In the Second World War, the fort was used as observation posts, with platforms and pillboxes built on top. The fort is still in fair condition, however it is a Scheduled Monument owned by the Ministry of Defence and landing is not officially permitted. Due to the island now being landscaped into a bird reserve.
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TQ7970, 12 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 29 September, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 30 September, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Derelict, Disused  Defence, Military 
Primary Subject of Photo
Fort 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7964 7029 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:24.1913N 0:34.8755E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7993 7015
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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