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Guns at Tilbury Fort

Captured French and Spanish 6-pounders on the floor of the magazine.




Tilbury Fort is an English Heritage site on the north shore of the River Thames. The fort we see today was laid out in the 17th century as a 'star' fort on the site of an earlier Henry VIII blockhouse.


In its history it has been a PoW camp for Highlanders captured at Culloden and was once commanded by Gordon of Khartoum. Gordon was responsible for the Victorian re-modelling. It has also featured in an episode of 'Sharpe'.



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Taken on October 23, 2011