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Report - Harwich, Beacon Hill Fort, Sept 2011

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by Vii Sins, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. Vii Sins

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    This one's been done before I know, but is to me a fascinating site, so here are some recent pictures.
    There have been fortifications at Beacon Hill to protect Harwich and the estuaries of the rivers Stour and Orwell since the era of Henry VIII. The decaying remains left on the site date from the late 19th century onwards.
    For a very detailed overview of the sites history check out the Sub Terrania Britannica report at;
    http://www.subbrit.org.uk/sb-sites/sites/b/beacon_hill_fort/index.shtml which has a very good map of the remaining structures.

    The main entrance to the magazine between the two joined 6'' Mark VII gun emplacements
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    Side entrance to the same magazine at the Southern end.
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    The southern of the two joined gun emplacements.
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    The bomb proof shelter
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    Side entrance to the bomb proof shelter & electric engine room.
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    One of a pair of spigot mortar posts guarding the entrances to the bomb proof shelter.
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    Battery Observation Post built in 1941 on top of a 4.7" gun emplacement.
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    Shell store to for the 6" Mark VII emplacement to the north of the Battery Observation Post.
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    Interior of the main engine room.
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    Guard room fire place.
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    Cornwallis Battery.
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    Cornwallis Battery crew shelter.
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    There is a lot to be seen at this site. There are more of my photos here;
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150413172584052.417880.552184051&l=9b76a416e1&type=1
     

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