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    Default Ernesettle Battery (Plymouth)


    This is a rather interesting site actually, still apparently MOD property however the only sign of recent use is the fact that the grass isn't very long. I first walked around to the front of the fort, but a car pulled up right beside me. Turns out it was the woman who owned the fields in-front of the fort and after speaking to her about the palmerston forts around plymouth, she let me walk around the fields and take some photos.













    The first fort/battery i have been to that has the decking still around the walls :)


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    cant see it very well but the counterscarp gallery


    Thanks for looking :)

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    Nice pics, seems to be very well preserved. Any idea why it still seems to be MOD property?

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    Because of where it is and what it overlooks. The MoD still have control of a couple of the batteries and Forts around the area. Most for training and this one due to its proximity to a highly restricted area.
    There is also a high probabilty that that fort is linked by a tunnel to the very nearby restricted area.

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    interesting shots mate:)...thanks for sharing ur visit!

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    another great set of pics must go there sometime

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    hate seeing the state all the other forts are in.
    this one being MOD property is probably in better condition.

    cool pics

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    Great pics!
    Was here recently myself delivering to the land owners, didnt have time to have a proper look around, wish i did now after seeing these pics!

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