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Re: Re: Grain Fort
« Reply #31 on: April 06, 2010, 16:23:33 »
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Grain Fort and outbuildings - O.C. "A" Battery.  516 Coast Regiment R.A.

Grain battery - O.C. "A" Battery.  516 Coast Regiment R.A.

Married Quarters - O.C. "A2 Battery.  516 Coast Regiment R.A.

Martello Tower - O.C. "A" Battery.  516 Coast Regiment R.A.

Whitehall Battery - Under control of Director of Experiments, Shoeburyness Experimental Establishment.

Yantlet Experimental Battery - Under control of Director of Experiments, Shoeburyness Experimental
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Re: Re: Grain Fort
« Reply #30 on: April 06, 2010, 15:43:20 »
Water Supply - 1914

Drinking Water

  • Hundred of Higham & Hoo main supply
  • Hundred of Higham & Hoo main supply
  • The RAF pumping station near the old coastguard quarters.  This station is now on charge of the Royal Engineers.
   
The artesian well situated in the well of the fort, near the entrance to the Inner Caponier.  This well is credited with being able to supply 7000 gallons of water daily.  The pumping apparatus is however broken down.

The normal source of supply is the water being pumped into a distributing tank situated on the roof of the fort over the hospital, which in turn supplies water to all other tanks in the fort. The artesian well is only used during mobilization or in an emergency, or when sufficient troops are occupying the fort to warrant its use.

The well is fitted with a 4 mp oil engine for pumping into the roof tank for distribution as mentioned above, or direct to any tank in the fort, but the pump is out of order.


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Re: Re: Grain Fort
« Reply #29 on: March 21, 2010, 22:54:37 »
I have seen very few pictures from Grain fort, it took a year of research to come across one I think.   The photos are from the royal Engineers Library.

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« Reply #28 on: March 21, 2010, 22:33:17 »
Great photos Kyn, especially the guns. There seem to be few photos of Grain Fort.

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« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2010, 21:21:35 »
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« Reply #26 on: March 20, 2010, 21:15:15 »
WWI, two 9.2In BL guns.

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Re: Re: Grain Fort
« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2010, 13:04:25 »
A plan showing the land bought up by the Ministry of Works for the placement of fortificatins in 1864.



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Re: Re: Grain Fort
« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2010, 12:55:44 »
I am really lucky to have friends with such a long standing interest and willing to share their stuff not to mention having a few trips to Kew.  It is a shame that so many forts and batteries have been demolished or damaged, at least they are now listed and scheduled, gives us some hope what remains is looked after!

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« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2010, 12:51:36 »
You do get hold of some very nice plans of Forts Kyn!It's a pity so much has been demolished.Let's hope what's left is looked after.

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Re: Re: Grain Fort
« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2010, 12:44:55 »
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« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2010, 12:08:21 »
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« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2010, 22:23:25 »
Thought that might be the site.Must be quite a few similar places where the above ground works are demolished but tunnels remain underneath the site.

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« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2010, 10:13:23 »
They are, usually sealed but some people have found access at some point by digging out the caponiers.

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« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2010, 21:58:52 »
Very interesting info about Grain Fort as it's not one we hear much about in East Kent.Are the tunnels shown here: "Subterranea Britannica:Sites:grain fort" the tunnels mentioned in the forum?

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« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2010, 16:02:42 »
Gun G.1. - CBL 6 inch Mk. VII - Manufactured 1900, refurbished 8/5/1941 - Erected 31/7/1941
Gun G.2. - CBL 6 inch Mk. VII - Manufactured 1900, refurbished 8/5/1941 - Erected 30/9/1941

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