Tag: Stuart Georgian and Victorian

By Joe Mander

Fort Amherst

Beyond the Point has been fortunate enough to get a special tour around Fort Amherst, situated in Chatham, back in 2017. With thanks to our tour from volunteer Bill, we got to see both public and private parts of the site including some which are due to be done up later this year thanks to…

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By Joe Mander

Slough Fort

Established in 2012, the Slough Fort Preservation Trust (SFPT) was formed from a group of volunteers who all had an interest in history, and the fort. Forming a trust, the group work tirelessly to care for the fort by maintaining it and restoring it to become a public museum. In 2016, Beyond the Point attended…

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By Joe Mander

New Tavern Fort & Milton Chantry

Situated on the opposite side of the River Thames to Tilbury Fort, New Tavern Fort was one of several built to protect to London and the surrounding area. Built on the site of ‘New Tavern Inn’, construction started in the 1780’s and lasted some 13 years. In the following century, between 1865 and 1879, the…

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By Joe Mander

Shornemead Fort

Shornemead Fort was one of many built along the Thames to protect London from an invasion. The fort was built on the site of a previous battery which started to be built in 1847 however after six years of intense building, the marshes couldn’t support the weight so a new re-designed fort, Shornemead, was built instead. The…

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By Liam Heatherson

Tilbury Fort

Please note that this video was filmed in 2014 and therefore may not be up to our current standards. Tilbury Fort has been defending London from the threat of invasion for over 500 years. Built in 1539 by Henry VIII, it even played a role in the Spanish Armada. The Essex fort took 10 years to…

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