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Photographer: © Paul Johnson (Gallery)Premier Member! Click for more info..(15th May 2019)
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Upnor Castle

Upnor Castle is an Elizabethan artillery fort located on the west bank of the River Medway in Kent. It is in the village of Upnor, opposite and a short distance downriver from the Chatham Dockyard, at one time a key naval facility. The fort was intended to protect both the dockyard and ships of the Royal Navy anchored in the Medway. It was constructed between 1559–67 on the orders of Elizabeth I, during a period of tension with Spain and other European powers. The castle consists of a two-storeyed main building protected by a curtain wall and towers, with a triangular gun platform projecting into the river. It was garrisoned by about 80 men with a peak armament of around 20 cannon of various calibres.

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NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D850 Focal length: 98 mm, Aperture: f 5.3, ISO: 1000 Exposure time: 1/1000 sec
Date/Time Creation: May 14, 2019, 3:49 pm

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Comment by Carmel Bridgart(13th June 2019)

Fantastic series of photos. Thankyou for contributing. I'm is Australia & my ancestors hailed from Derby Derbyshire so it's fantastic to see photos of historic England

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