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PostSubject: Fort Burgoyne november 2010   Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:48 pm

Right before i put the history up id like to explain this was visited at night..cold damp windy and nasty!didnt have the advantage of being able to see other possible routes as it really wasnt an easy route in..right that said visited with uncle bulgaria and nite walker..thx to a few bits of on mission info from the lads!!right the history..

Fort Burgoyne was originally known as Castle Hill Fort,I have over 200 pages of info on this site explaining historical background the history of the fort and description also details of current condition etc..but im not going to bore the crap out of you so ill just Quote a small section from the history …

Quote: Castle Hill Fort according to the Royal Commission was to be a polygonal work
with a ditch 36 feet wide at the bottom, flanked by one double and three single
caponiers, each of two tiers. The gorge ditch forms a re-entrant with casemated
flanks for guns and musketry. Scarps and counterscarps were cut into chalk
protected by a facing of concrete and flint work and well defiladed. The fort was
provided with a chemin des rondes below the crest of the rampart as well as a
covered way on the scarp of the ditch. Twenty-nine guns could be mounted on the
ramparts of which six were to be in Haxo casemates. At the right of the gorge two
guns were on the parade level covering a flank ditch connecting the East Wing
Battery with the main work. Twenty-six smaller pieces were to be placed in the
caponiers and flanking batteries. In the rear were the East and West Batteries for
four and five guns respectively with requisite magazine accommodation. They
were secured independently by ditches and connected by lines with the main work.
Bomb-proof casemates were under the main ramparts of the fort providing
accommodation for 7 officers and 270 men.
Construction started 18 June 1861, with a contract for the building of a casemated
barracks by civilian contractors at a total cost of £29,508, but the remainder of the
work was finally completed by military labour..End Quote


On with the pics from what we managed to see after a good fair amount of walking to find the way in!















































Right considering the weather the time of night and fact obvious torch light in open areas wasnt a good idea best i could do really..thank you for looking
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PostSubject: Re: Fort Burgoyne november 2010   Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:43 am

Well done for finally cracking it mate. This has been your main topic of convo for weeks now Laughing
A few nice pictures there too tongue
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PostSubject: Re: Fort Burgoyne november 2010   Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:50 am

Obscurity wrote:
Well done for finally cracking it mate. This has been your main topic of convo for weeks now Laughing
A few nice pictures there too tongue

frostys directions made no sense ..we was round the other side to where we was supposed to be ..walked under 2 bridges..went round the right way didnt see nything resembling a pill box lol..got natured to death as allways but yes this has been on my list for a long while ..report all typed out for weeks Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Fort Burgoyne november 2010   Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:01 am

Well done - that can't have been easy. Nice set of pictures Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Fort Burgoyne november 2010   Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:11 am

Canute wrote:
Well done - that can't have been easy. Nice set of pictures Very Happy

well didnt see the 2 wing batterys as i must admit by the time we got in there it was getting late..theres more stuff behind the slope on the left to the fort parade ground but didnt want to wander round out in the open with torches blazing..cheers canute for your info on the place.. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Fort Burgoyne november 2010   Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:59 am

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theres more stuff behind the slope on the left to the fort parade ground
There's some rooms there with the Channel Tunnel test cores and a locked gate to one of the caponiers.

Did you see the two caponiers either side of the main entrance just after the drawbridge? - the left hand one (looking south towards the bridge) was straitforward but couldn't get into the right hand one

It's way easier in daylight - impressive stuff mate
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PostSubject: Re: Fort Burgoyne november 2010   Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:40 am

Canute wrote:
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theres more stuff behind the slope on the left to the fort parade ground
There's some rooms there with the Channel Tunnel test cores and a locked gate to one of the caponiers.

Did you see the two caponiers either side of the main entrance just after the drawbridge? - the left hand one (looking south towards the bridge) was straitforward but couldn't get into the right hand one

It's way easier in daylight - impressive stuff mate

2 caponiers!we past under to bridges or walk ways while in moat but no didnt get onto parade ground due tothe torches and the nice people in the connought barricks..the ones with hi vis jackets etc..just thinking theres an alley way going down to a gate with camera and intercom that was on a path i assume we may have gone under that in the moat then another structure above.like u say daylight would have been soo much nicer
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