Castles, Fortresses & Associated Works => Medway => Topic started by: kyn on May 23, 2010, 23:32:18

Title: Proposed Termination of Old Lines Chatham 1805
Post by: kyn on May 23, 2010, 23:32:18
The proposed termination of the old lines, dated 19th Nov 1805.
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Title: Re: Proposed Termination of Old Lines Chatham 1805
Post by: TowerWill on May 24, 2010, 07:18:41
Which end would that have been Kyn?Was it where the Lines went down to the River at Chatham or the other end?I can't make out the writing on the Forts if that's what they are.
Title: Re: Proposed Termination of Old Lines Chatham 1805
Post by: kyn on May 24, 2010, 07:50:59
This is the section that curled around the dockyard, St Mary's Island end.  You can't see the Chatham end on this one  :)
Title: Re: Proposed Termination of Old Lines Chatham 1805
Post by: merc on May 24, 2010, 12:05:02
I can't make out the writing on the Forts if that's what they are.

On the left it sayes 'Magazine', and on the right it probably sayes 'Fort Townsend', which was a Redoubt, but used just as a dwelling place (i believe) after the Lines were extended, and it became obselete as part of the main fortifications.
Title: Re: Proposed Termination of Old Lines Chatham 1805
Post by: TowerWill on May 24, 2010, 16:36:25
Thanks Kyn and merc.I can place where it is now.Fort Townsend i've heard of.