Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: North Weald Redoubt

  1. #1
    Join Date
    November 2009
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    96
    Thanked
    0

    Default North Weald Redoubt


    Hi, some pics from the North Weald redoubt, I went today as the snow was still there, you may know this was a munitions store, dating from late 1800,s































    Enjoy


    Andy
    Last edited by thekatt; 14th Jan 10 at 00:02. Reason: hi, said factory, meant to say store, sorry about that

  2.  
     
  3. #2
    Join Date
    January 2010
    Location
    Sawbridgeworth, Herts
    Age
    35
    Posts
    111
    Thanked
    103

    Default


    What are those in the last picture Andy?

  4. #3
    Join Date
    November 2009
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    96
    Thanked
    0

    Default


    Quote Originally Posted by Madaxe View Post
    What are those in the last picture Andy?
    Hi, they are ceramic insulators used in telephone wires, are you up for an explore sometime?.

    Andy

  5. #4
    Join Date
    November 2006
    Location
    Severalls Hospital
    Posts
    2,526
    Thanked
    107

    Thumbs up


    A very good compilation of photos -thanks for sharing these :)
    Lb :jimlad:

    Think we're gonna need a bigger boat

    www.severallshospital.co.uk
    www.runwellhospital.co.uk

  6. #5
    Join Date
    January 2007
    Location
    East Devon's Jurassic Park!
    Posts
    8,639
    Thanked
    1006

    Default


    Nice one. Looks great in the snow. Love the pic of those insulator doodahs. :)
    "...If we lose our spiritual bond with the land they'll be nothing left of us as a nation..." Phil Rickman.

    I can't read and I can't write, but that don't really matter,
    I come from the west country and I can drive a tractor.


    Website Story

  7. #6
    Join Date
    January 2009
    Location
    North Berkshire.
    Age
    68
    Posts
    3,396
    Thanked
    1581

    Default


    Great set of Photo's like the one of the Allen Williams turret :)
    May the shadow of Murphy never darken your door."
    Flickr

    Forgotten Fairmile
    Spuds Rural Explorations
    The Church explorer

  8. #7
    Join Date
    June 2009
    Age
    54
    Posts
    378
    Thanked
    365

    Default


    The redoubt was a arms and munitions storage facility rather than a factory, the delapidated biuldings out front are from when it was a transmitter station later in its life, in the fields opposite you can see the large concrete stays wich held wires to keep the masts up, I think BT had the run of the place at one point wich is where the ceramics probably came from, theres a second alan williams by the bridge.

    Dave

  9. #8
    Join Date
    July 2008
    Location
    Surrey/London/Kent
    Age
    46
    Posts
    938
    Thanked
    684

    Default


    Lovely pics! Some more information for thems that are interested....

    The original buildings at North Weald (some of which you can see here) were part of the Victorian Mobilisation centres. Not strictly forts in the true sense of the word, they would be used to store weapons and munitions in case of invasion by the French. They would be unmanned, except for a fort keeper who would live in a cottage nearby. North Weald is unique, in that it is the only mobilisation fort north of the river Thames. The restored mobilisation fort at Reigate (which I took some admittedly not very good photos of last year) gives some idea of what it would have looked like.
    SubBrit has good info on it at

    http://www.subbrit.org.uk/sb-sites/s...re/index.shtml

    GDZ:)
    "You never planned on the bombs in the sand/Or sleeping in your dress blues."


About us
DerelictPlaces is a forum for people with an interest in the history and documentation of disused, derelict and abandoned buildings to come together and share their experiences, photography and historical findings. Our military, industrial and historical heritage is fast disappearing under the pressure of regeneration, the need for new housing, and often through simple neglect; Our aim is to document these places before they disappear entirely.
Follow us