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Report - Fort Pitt Tunnels - November 2020


Nesha Adams

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Great local explore the other night at Fort Pitt.

After many years of researching and going out searching for an entry point, we had received a message about the location.

The fort itself was designed with red brick walls, a 15ft moat (defence ditch) and a bastion on each edge of the fort. It was also, constructed (a few years after it began as a military hospital) between 1805 and 1819. It originally would of contained many buildings - that are now demolished - including: a large blockhouse, designed to shelter/hold 500 men; a main tower; and two outlying towers, both on a different flank, one called 'Delce' and the other 'Gibraltar''. It soon after got armed with ; cannons; and carronades, to help defend Chatham.

At the end of the Napoleonic wars - 1828 - it got reverted to a hospital for invalid soldiers and soon after (approximately 32 years later) I believe it was in the year of 1860 it became the home of the first army medical school, and was run by Florence Nightingale.

The Fort Pitt tunnel system I was fortunate enough to explore was designed with: two (twin) magazines; connecting corridors; a passage way; and a red brick, arched roof. It was used as magazines and I believe that it was also used as air raid, for the all girls school nearby.

Overall, it was a fantastic explore and a big thanks to everyone involved and for taking us it was much appreciated :)

Now for some photos:
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sorry for my last post on this place didn't know how to post pictures at the time haha :)
 

Kidney

Weirdy Beardy
28DL Full Member
Glad you got to see it and thanks again for putting things back as you found them. Think this ones over with now. :thumb
 

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