Tilbury Fort

Tilbury Fort, Tilbury, Essex, England. Another historic property I used to manage.

Tilbury Fort is on the Thames estuary and has protected and defended London’s seaward approach from the 16th century right through to the Second World War.

Henry VIII built the first fort here, and Queen Elizabeth I famously rallied her army nearby to face the threat of the Armada. The present fort is much the best example of its type in England, with its symmetrical circuit of moats and bastioned outworks.

There are magazine houses that used to store vast quantities of gunpowder and a network of bastion magazine passages that enabled the soldiers to navigate the site without going out on the fortresses exposed wall walks.

It is open to the public and managed by English Heritage

 

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About X-Wide P

Award winning advocate for art, heritage & culture; fine artist, museum & gallery manager and mild mannered front man of Relevant Elephant, finest purveyors of rock-steady hip-hop mambo
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