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ADMIRALTY PIER FORT

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

The only circular armoured turret to be constructed in the late 19th century. Work on the foundations began in 1872 and the fort was completed in 1881. The guns were in place in May 1882. The fort engineer was Edward Bruce and it was designed and built by Thames Iron Works and Shipbuilding...

DARNET FORT

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

Fort, completed in 1872, consisting of a circular casemated battery armed with eight 9-inch, and three 7-inch guns. One of a pair of batteries on the Medway Channel, the other one being Hoo Fort, providing an inner line of defence for the approaches to Chatham naval dockyard. The fort was...

TILBURY FORT

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

A fort and coastal battery began in 1670 by order of Charles II and designed by his chief engineer, Sir Bernard de Gomme. Situated on low lying ground on the north bank of the River Thames, south east of the modern outskirts of Tilbury. It replaced an artillery castle built in 1539. The mo...

COALHOUSE FORT

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

Coalhouse Fort is a remarkably well preserved late 19th century fort built on the recommendation of the Royal Commission on the Defence of the UK in 1860. Built on the site of a D-shaped artillery castle built in 1539. It is one of the finest examples of an armoured casemate fort in Englan...

HOO FORT

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

Fort, completed in 1872, consisting of a circular casemated battery armed with eleven 9-inch guns. One of a pair of batteries on the Medway Channel, the other one being Fort Darnet, providing an inner line of defence for the approaches to Chatham naval dockyard. The fort was reused during...

BREAN DOWN FORT

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

Archaeological recording carried out during repairs to the fort. Archaeological Investigations Project 2001 lists this site amongst work undertaken in South Somerset District and also gives an incorrect NGR for the investigation (ST 3283 1599). The NGR used is that of Brean Down Fort as s...

NEW BARRACKMASTERS WORKSHOP, RNAS PORTLAND

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

Monitoring of groundworks within the area of the former outer defences of Portland Castle confirmed the construction of the same for the first time.

BREAN DOWN

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

Prehistoric, Roman, medieval and post medieval features on Brean Down

Fort Perch Rock, New Brighton

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

Early 19th century red sandstone fort guarding the entrance to the Mersey. (1-2) In 1824 Liverpool was evidently awakened to the necessity of providing more adequate arrangements for the lighting and protection to the entrance to the port, for in the Town Council minutes of 1824 we find: J...