TQ8070 : Fort Darnet and Kingsnorth Power Station chimney

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

Fort Darnet and Kingsnorth Power Station chimney
Fort Darnet and Kingsnorth Power Station chimney
This is 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 Darnet, and Fort Hoo (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.

On the left, is the large chimney of the disused power station.

In the foreground are the remains of wrecked hulks, left to rot against the island mudflats.
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TQ8070, 15 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 29 September, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 2 October, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Derelict, Disused  Industry  Defence, Military 
Primary Subject of Photo
Fort 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 8067 7072 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:24.4034N 0:35.7761E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 8065 7059
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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