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PostSubject: Fort Burgoyne Dover October 2011 ..(revisit)   Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:39 am

This i originaly posted from november last year when i visited with uncl b ..long overdue daytime visit!!
This was visited with Space Invader,Obscurity and Silver rainbow..

A tad of history from my previous report last year

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

Pic wise i had over a hundred or so and i liked 3/4's of them so ive whittled it down to 20 odd

pics in no particular order,i'd love to give you a explanation to where each picture was taken in the fort ,im no history buff so this is my selection.

sorry quite a few but less than id like :thumb

Love this place so glad i got to see it in the daytime ..cheers lads good day out
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