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Henry VIIIís Blockhouse
Royal Pier Road, Gravesend, Kent DA12 2BE - England, UK
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All that remains of Henryís Blockhouse today is the foundations excavated during the 1980s. However, in 1540 the Blockhouse was one of five forts built to prevent an enemy fleet attacking London. When Henry VIII visited here he would have seen a D-shaped brick and stone tower pierced with gun ports, as would Charles II who used the Blockhouse as a banqueting hall. By the 18th Century, it has become a gunpowder storage magazine, before being demolished in 1844 to make way for the gardens of the Clarendon Royal Hotel.



     
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Now, if you're not into archaelogy in a big way you'll look at these ruins and think...so what? But stop a while, read the information boards and you'll see that what was uncovered here in the 1980's is really quite significant. Sadly old foundations don't really have the wow factor that they perhaps should have. - Jaime Wells

 


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