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|Upnor Castle is an Elizabethan artillery fort located in the village of Upnor, Kent, England. Its purpose was to defend ships moored "in ordinary" on the River Medway outside Chatham dockyards. |
The property is owned by English Heritage and managed by Medway Council.
|High Resolution satellite image and a map of Chatham island, Pacific Ocean, near New Zealand. Includes a site with information about Chatham. It is the most distant piece of land from Europe.||03/18/2006||811|
|Built 500 metres off the isle of Grain, Kent, UK.|
Originally completed in 1855 and is similar in construction to other Martello towers that can be found around the Kent coast.
The tower was modified in 1910 with the addition of 4.7" quick fire guns to protect ships moored at Sheerness or Chatham from high speed torpedo boats.
The guns were removed in 1929 an...
|H.M. Submarine Ocelot was the last warship built for the Royal Navy at Chatham and served the Royal Navy during the Cold War she was a Diesel / Electric submarine HMS Cavalier The Royal Navys last operational Second World War destroyer, HMS Cavalier was built in 1944 and served with the Home Fleet, in the Western Approaches and with the British Pacific Fleet until 1946. Awarded the Arctic 194...||02/13/2006||482|
|Sandgate Castle was one of Henry VIII's Device Forts. Built in 1539 near Sandgate, Kent, its exposed location has led to much damage by storm tides. Converted to a Martello Tower in the early 1800s, it is now in private ownership.||10/15/2005||308|
|The site of a minefield which formed part of the beach defences at The Rushy Green, Crantock. The former position of the anti-tank mines can be seen as a series of parallel rows of small mounds following their removal at the end of the war. ||12/08/2009||350|
|The first stone defences in Plymouth were those of the 15th century Plymouth Castle of which only a very small part of one tower remains near the Citadel. Previous to this the main local defences were at Plympton, but the importance of this castle faded as the River Plym silted up.|
In the first half of the 16th century six blockhouses were built along the shore. A fort was constr...
|Originally a farmhouse built in the 13th century, Hever Castle in Kent was the seat of the Boleyn family. It was converted into a manor in 1462 by Geoffrey Boleyn, who served as Lord Mayor of London. King Henry VIII's wife Anne Boleyn, although probably not born here, did grow up here for a time. After Anne was executed and her father died the castle came into the possession of Henry VIII wh...||02/04/2006||530|
|Relics of the wartime defences for RAF Scampton.||11/14/2009||357|
|HMS UNICORN was designed as one of the last of the successful Leda class frigates, 150 feet long in the hull and armed with 46 guns, Unicorns's keel was laid in February 1822 on No. 4 slip in the Royal Dockyard at Chatham, and she was launched on 30th March 1824.||05/04/2006||324|
|Pacific Raceways in Kent, WA. It has a road course used by a racing school and a drag strip used for NHRA events.||07/10/2006||375|
|Walmer Castle was built as an artillery fortress by King Henry VIII in 1539-1540. Today the castle is owned by English Heritage and is open to the public.||03/26/2007||443|