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Report - Detached Bastion, Dover..July 2018


Mikeymutt

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I have always fancied this place, it's a place that quite interested me. And given that the whole fort with its bastions is the biggest in the country, so whilst me and man gone wrong were in Kent we went for a look. The outside is quite impressive alone, but inside I found the work in how it was built fascinating. The brickwork is very impressive and all built underground too. Sadly when we were in there, a gang of kids were in there playing manhunt.to be fair they were a decent bunch just having fun. This place has been covered many times so won't go deep into history. Just the central fort and central and detached bastion was made as one of the most advanced gun emplacements. The remains of the drawbridges were impressive and if ever Napoleon invaded and breached the outer defences the bridges would be drawn in. I noticed inside there was big slopes and at the bottom of the slopes was a small bridge, I would think this was the last defence if they ever actually got in and the would have to cross the small pit and the soldiers would have there last stand. It never happened though.

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Mikeymutt

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Love these sort of places. You've given that a good photographic going over there mate.
Thank you mate. Must admit, bit of a sucker myself. The brickwork was amazing underground
 

obscurity

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Nice collection of photos you have there. You've shown the place well. Not much of the upper slate floor remaining these days.
 

Mikeymutt

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Nice collection of photos you have there. You've shown the place well. Not much of the upper slate floor remaining these days.
Thank you. No not a lot left of that. I can imagine there is more to discover around this place.
 

obscurity

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Thank you. No not a lot left of that. I can imagine there is more to discover around this place.
Yeah there's a few more bits to the place but you saw most of what it has to offer. There's also the North entrance further around the moat, all on my doorstep this stuff.
 

Mikeymutt

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Yeah there's a few more bits to the place but you saw most of what it has to offer. There's also the North entrance further around the moat, all on my doorstep this stuff.
Your lucky to have all these tunnels and that your way. We spent a few days down Dover exploring. Would like to try more though.
 

Calamity Jane

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I wish I had looked round more now, I always see things in photos I missed. Silly me headed straight inside and missed so much doing that. Great set, very good photos. I adore this place. Though I find it a mission to get into lol. :thumb
 

Mikeymutt

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I wish I had looked round more now, I always see things in photos I missed. Silly me headed straight inside and missed so much doing that. Great set, very good photos. I adore this place. Though I find it a mission to get into lol. :thumb
Thank you Jane. I really liked it. We had a mission locating it ha ha. Can't believe you missed the outside what I presume would be the old moat.
 

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