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Thursday, February 21, 2008
Barton's Point Battery, Sheerness
This gun battery at Barton's Point was built in the late 19th Century. It originally accomodated two 9.2-inch guns and two 6-inch guns. The magazines and associated stores are intact, but are unfortunately are full of rubbish and a foot of water. Two of the gun pits have also been converted into buildings with the addition of a concrete roof.
The battery site is now part of a camp site and was accessed with the kind permission of the owners.
Entrance to some of the magazines
Inside, showing water level Explorers braving the water 'Ammunition Entrance' still visible on the wall One of the 6" gun pits
One of the 9.2" gun pits converted into a building
Passage to the left of the gun position, rising water level prevented furter exploration