News:
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Author Topic: Powder-magazine on marsh-land between Chatham and Sheerness  (Read 605 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline bromptonboy

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 692
  • Appreciation 34
Re: Powder-magazine on marsh-land between Chatham and Sheerness
« Reply #3 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?

Offline Bryn Clinch

  • Established Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 934
  • Appreciation 72
Re: Powder-magazine on marsh-land between Chatham and Sheerness
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2017, 08:43:29 »
Possibly Chetney Marshes?

Offline Leofwine

  • Established Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2392
  • Appreciation 355
  • Today is only yesterday's tomorrow
    • Brompton History Research Group
Powder-magazine on marsh-land between Chatham and Sheerness
« Reply #1 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.
=========
Brompton History Research Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1891788967775575/

 

BloQcs design by Bloc
SMF 2.0.11 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines