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    Default Shornemead Fort - Ground level only


    We've been meaning to visit this one for a while as we wanted to finish all the forts, my least favourite and least inspiring of them all.....

    From Wikipedia:



    'Shornemead Fort is a now-disused artillery fort that was built in the 1860s to guard the entrance to the Thames from seaborne attack. Constructed during a period of tension with France, it stands on the south bank of the river at a point where the Thames curves sharply north and west, giving the fort long views up and downriver in both directions. It was the third fort constructed on the site since the 18th century, but its location on marshy ground led to major problems with subsidence. The fort was equipped for a time with a variety of large-calibre artillery guns which were intended to support two other nearby Thamesside forts. However, the extent of the subsidence meant that it became unsafe for the guns to be fired and the fort was disarmed by the early 20th century.

    Shornemead Fort was in use from its completion in 1870 to its abandonment in the 1950s. Much of it was demolished by the Army Demolition School of the Royal Engineers in the 1960s. The barracks and administrative buildings have been completely destroyed and only the front of the casemates survives along with the magazines underneath, though the latter are now flooded and inaccessible. The surviving fragments of the fort and the area around it are part of a nature reserve and can be visited by the public.'


    Shornemead Fort-2 by Malenis Photography, on Flickr

    Shornemead Fort-3 by Malenis Photography, on Flickr

    Shornemead Fort-4 by Malenis Photography, on Flickr

    Shornemead Fort-5 by Malenis Photography, on Flickr

    Shornemead Fort-6 by Malenis Photography, on Flickr

    Shornemead Fort-7 by Malenis Photography, on Flickr

    Shornemead Fort-8 by Malenis Photography, on Flickr

    Shornemead Fort-9 by Malenis Photography, on Flickr

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    Shornemead Fort-11 by Malenis Photography, on Flickr

    Shornemead Fort by Malenis Photography, on Flickr

    Shornemead Fort-12 by Malenis Photography, on Flickr

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    Shornemead Fort-15 by Malenis Photography, on Flickr

    Shornemead Fort-16 by Malenis Photography, on Flickr

    Shornemead Fort-17 by Malenis Photography, on Flickr

    Shornemead Fort-18 by Malenis Photography, on Flickr

    Shornemead Fort-19 by Malenis Photography, on Flickr

    Shornemead Fort-20 by Malenis Photography, on Flickr

    Shornemead Fort-21 by Malenis Photography, on Flickr

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    Shornemead Fort-23 by Malenis Photography, on Flickr

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    Its` a great place but you must go back with some waders and do the underground parts.
    Love the B&W pictures, but my fav has to be #4 very well shot..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newage View Post
    Its` a great place but you must go back with some waders and do the underground parts.
    Love the B&W pictures, but my fav has to be #4 very well shot..

    Cheers Newage
    Thanks Newage, I'm not a fan of tunnells but the fella loves them so I'm either bricking it inside or worrying outside....I tend to go for the latter. I need to find him a fellow tunneller :-D

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    Superb shots.

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    Having a mate outside is always good thinking, I enjoyed it Malenis, Thanks
    Smiler
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