Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

FORT CLARENCE


FORT CLARENCE
Photo Charles Taylor

Fort Clarence was part of the defences protecting the southern approach to Chatham dockyard. The fort was constructed between 1808 and 1812 with a large brick gun tower and a 600 meter defensible ditch stretching to the River Medway. The gun tower was equipped with artillery on three floors. Most of the other buildings have been demolished, but the tower has now been converted to flats.


Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor

 

Directions
Fort Clarence is 1/2 mile south of Rochester Castle
St Margaret's St, Rochester, Medway ME1 3GX

 



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