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Report - Grain West Caponier Tunnel - Kent - August 2016

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by silentwalker, Aug 13, 2016.

  1. silentwalker

    silentwalker 28DL Regular User
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    History
    In 1860 it was decided that the existing Napoleonic era Martello Tower a few hundred yards to the north of the Grain Tower Battery would be expanded and reinforced by the addition of a case mated fort built around the original tower, but in the event the planners decided to build a new fortification instead, to be known as Grain Fort. A large keep formed the centre of the fort with a polygonal earthwork banking surrounding it. To the front a deep ditch further protected the approaches to the keep, and the ditch itself was protected by the provision of four caponiers, heavily fortified concrete blockhouses with interlinking fields of fire, situated on the floor of the moat. A secondary ditch was built around the keep itself protected by a further five caponiers. The fighting compartments and the barracks and admin at the heart of this extensive fortress were all linked by underground passageways.

    The Explore
    Done this place many times over but never got round to taking photos so thought as I was at the Battery across the way covering that I thought I would pop here after. Wrong time to go as all the stinging nettles are in full force, other than that it is a great little set of tunnels, not big by any means but still kept quite well.

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    Cheers for having a ganders :thumb
     

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  2. TheTimeChamber

    TheTimeChamber The other one
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    Quite like that
     
  3. Oort

    Oort The spice expands consciousness.
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    Nice little tunnel :thumb
     
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    Quite like this :thumb
     
  5. silentwalker

    silentwalker 28DL Regular User
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    Definitely worth the little mooch :thumb
     
  6. silentwalker

    silentwalker 28DL Regular User
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    Can't resist jumping down a tunnel me :rolleyes:
     
  7. KM_Punk

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    All tunnels are :thumb
     
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  8. silentwalker

    silentwalker 28DL Regular User
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    Touché :D
     
  9. ACID- REFLUX

    ACID- REFLUX 28DL Regular User
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    Nice ones :thumb
     
  10. Benyy

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    You've been busy lately!;) Nice one again mate, some great shots and love the brickwork!
     
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