Military => War Department Land => Topic started by: Leofwine on September 05, 2017, 23:20:41

Title: Powder-magazine on marsh-land between Chatham and Sheerness
Post by: Leofwine on September 05, 2017, 23:20:41
Anyone know where this magazine was?

Gravesend Reporter, North Kent and South Essex Advertiser - Saturday 18 February 1871

The Government has decided on the erection of a large central powder-magazine on the uninhabited marsh-land between Chatham and Sheerness, adjoining the Medway, at an estimated outlay of £90,000, which sum has been taken in this year’s estimates. Of this amount £20,000 will voted this year and the remainder as the work proceeds. The sum of £21,000 has likewise been taken in this year’s estimates for the erection of a Royal Engineer Institute and halls of study, at the School of Military Engineering, Brompton.
Title: Re: Powder-magazine on marsh-land between Chatham and Sheerness
Post by: Bryn Clinch on September 06, 2017, 08:43:29
Possibly Chetney Marshes?
Title: Re: Powder-magazine on marsh-land between Chatham and Sheerness
Post by: bromptonboy on September 06, 2017, 13:04:13
£90,000 from 1871 would equate to £9.7m at today's values. Compare the magazine project with the £21,000 for the RE Institute and it would appear the magazine project was a big one, BUT, was it actually built or was the project dropped?