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    Day 2 of the road trip - saw me and Fluffy having a wee mooch around Woodland Fort.
    It says on google-ma-bob that the place is a community center so it must be open to joe public, the place is being done up right now so a bit of a free card.

    Built in 1868-1870 It was intended to mount 18 guns, two of which were in Haxo casemates on the flanks(these are there on the top). The ditch is the same as that at Agaton, flanked by guns and musketry. It has a defensible guard room and barracks for 100 men with additional room in the caponiers and flanking gallery. The single caponier flanks the west ditch whilst the north and east ditch was flanked by a counterscarp gallery connecting with the main work by a tunnel under the rampart and ditch. The two storey barrack block consists of four vaulted casemates on each floor, with a first floor balcony and a parapet at roof level. Tunnels at each end lead to the caponier and counterscarp gallery. The main magazine is situated at the east end of the barracks and consists of three casemated chambers opening onto the parade and a larger casemate behind. The cookhouse still survives within a builder’s yard on the west of the parade.

    Again the gen came from - Victorian Forts and Artillery: Victorian Forts and Artillery

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    After a fair old mooch around the top it was time to get down in to the "Dry ditch".



    After a walk around the ditch we get to the counterscarp gallery.

    Fluffy look away now....



    Steps leading down to the tunnel that connects the counterscarp gallery to the main fort.



    ummmm tunnel goodness.



    Looking at the upper floor in the counterscarp gallery.



    And...........
    That will do, thanks for looking any and all comments are most welcome.
    If you want to see a few more shots from Woodland fort head on over to my FlickR site at:-

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/newage...57709576946676

    Cheers Newage
    The Newage Traveller gaining entry so you don`t have to.....

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    It always annoys me that the scroats that break into these places cant just make the hole a bit bigger for us larger than a matchstick physique type.
    I had to sit outside and sulk just because i've eaten a few more pies than the hero that is Newage !!

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    PS That last shot is the business !!

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