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Offline cliveh

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Re: Fort Clarence
« Reply #125 on: March 28, 2014, 14:06:54 »
Aerial view from 1946:

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Re: Fort Clarence
« Reply #124 on: January 04, 2014, 21:27:03 »
A few more.

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Re: Fort Clarence
« Reply #123 on: January 04, 2014, 17:44:11 »
Plan of the state of the works at St. Margarets November 1813.

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Re: Fort Clarence
« Reply #122 on: September 01, 2013, 11:43:54 »
Here is a picture taken back in 2010 by part-time KHF photographer David....

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Re: Fort Clarence
« Reply #121 on: July 01, 2013, 13:15:56 »
Wednesday, April 30, 1873

Chatham, Tuesday.

Fort Clarence, at Rochester, formerly used as a military prison, having now fallen into disuse in consequence of prisoners being sent to Millbank, it is understood that authorities intend to convert it into a convict establishment for the use of the convicts who may be employed in the construction of a large fort that is to be erected near Rochester; but the corporation have intimated their intention of opposing the scheme having convicts located in their midst.

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Re: Fort Clarence
« Reply #120 on: April 22, 2013, 09:09:29 »
Another good picture, with today's housing it's difficult to imagine what it looked like without them and how these fortresses were able to support each other, perhaps someone has a plan/map of the area showing fields of fire from all of them and how they could have supported each other, one looks at them where they are now (shrouded in civilisation) and think what good would they have been...
Was there ever any evidence of signalling between the forts?

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Re: Fort Clarence
« Reply #119 on: April 22, 2013, 01:28:07 »
Fort Clarence Gun Tower rising above the surrounding houses, viewed from Fort Amherst. This shows that there was a clear line of sight between the two forts, especially in the days when Fort Clarence was surrounded by open fields rather than housing.

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Re: Fort Clarence
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Re: Fort Clarence
« Reply #117 on: May 21, 2012, 22:43:27 »
Monday, December 15, 1913

Fort Clarence, an obselete stronghold at Rochester, built more than 100 years ago, was on Saturday handed over by the War Office to No. 1 Territorial Company, Royal Garrison Artillery. The fort, which has been in turn citadel, naval lunatic asylum, and military prison, has been subjected to complete transformation internally, and will now serve the purpose of headquarters and drill hall of the local Territorial Artillery.

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Re: Fort Clarence
« Reply #116 on: May 17, 2012, 14:04:29 »
I have some interior shots, I will scan and add them at a later date.

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Re: Fort Clarence
« Reply #115 on: May 17, 2012, 13:37:49 »
I nearly bought No 2 (the one with the undergound tunnels) about 5 years ago. It was very well converted with all the original brickwork still exposed and new part-height internal walls... so you had the sense of the huge original spaces. The bedrooms, for instance, didnt have ceilings. Trouble was it was too dark for me ...

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Re: Fort Clarence
« Reply #114 on: May 17, 2012, 09:11:34 »
023 is the Roof

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« Reply #113 on: May 17, 2012, 09:10:21 »
022 is the First Floor

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« Reply #112 on: May 17, 2012, 09:06:36 »
021 is the Ground Floor

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Re: Fort Clarence
« Reply #111 on: May 17, 2012, 09:05:09 »
These are from the brochure that was issued when the flats in Clarence Tower were put up for sale.

020 is the lower ground floor and shows the underground rooms of the Tower

 

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