TQ8070 : Fort Darnet

taken 8 years ago, near to Grange, Medway, England

Fort Darnet
Fort Darnet
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.

The fishing boat, I was in could not get close enough to the beach due to the mudflats around the island. There was a depth of 1.5m of water to wade through to get to the island.

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Geographical Context: Historic sites and artefacts Derelict, Disused Defence, Military Primary Subject: Fort
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TQ8070, 15 images   (more nearby 🔍)
David Anstiss   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Tuesday, 29 September, 2015   (more nearby)
Friday, 2 October, 2015
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 8068 7072 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:24.4033N 0:35.7847E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 8069 7062
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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