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Report - Fort Burgoyne Dover October 2011

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by Wevsky, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. Wevsky

    Wevsky A Predisposed Tourist
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    This i first visited in november 2010 with uncle bulgaria which it seems i didn't report on here..it was dark raining and tbh we had not much of an idea where to head!!
    So after 11 months was finally time for a revisit in blessed daylight..Yay daylight for navigation round the place..After dispensing with the hassles of getting on site and no where near the previously mention "cliff edge"(recent report)..We where in and enjoying a relaxed wander about the place..Spotted one guy in high viz walking away from where we where situated so packed up and wandered out...

    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
    #1 Wevsky, Oct 23, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2011

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