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General - North weald redoubt apr 2021 essex


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Visited with my partner as seen pictures online.
Quite easy entry in comparison to videos online.
The main site is flooded. Though great to walk about.
North Weald London Mobilisation Centre, is a Victorian fortification at the top of the hill behind the village hall. In its day it was one of the more substantial of a series of defensive positions, stretching 72 miles, built to protect London from invasion. The site reflects military design of the late Victorian era with casements in reinforced concrete and associated earthworks and defensive perimeter forming a low profile. The main building is D shaped with a curved front protected by sloping earthworks concealing tunnels leading from the centre of the site to forward trenches. Artillery stored on site would have been positioned on the roof to form a battery of six guns with ammunition fed by hoists from powder and shell magazines below. With the storage and transfer of explosives a dangerous activity, the magazines are laid out with specially designed corridors and fittings protected with half inch steel doors. The site was not designed to be permanently garrisoned but was maintained by caretakers living in the two single story slate-roofed cottages on the southern edge of the site alongside two wooden halls providing additional shell and cartridge stores. At times of war, the Redoubt would accommodate 72 men and was designed as a strongpoint which could hold out if the surrounding area was overrun, with defensive positions fronted by earthworks, trenches, special tall spiked Dacoit railings and wire fences around its full circumference.
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Calamity Jane

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Nice 1st report. Youve got some great shots there. I now see how flooded it gets. Blimey. Welcome to the world of posting. Just a minor detail. The title needs an area, and mth & yr of explore. Just to follow format on the site. Other than that, its a good report. :thumb
 

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