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PROFILES of the OLD & NEW BARRACKS, SUTLERS HOUSE, STORE HOUSE, STORE KEEPERS HOUSE, and POWDER HOUSE at TILBURY FORT

PROFILES of the OLD & NEW BARRACKS, SUTLERS HOUSE, STORE HOUSE, STORE KEEPERS HOUSE, and POWDER HOUSE at TILBURY FORT

Medium: Ink on paper

Date: 1716

Shelfmark: K Top Vol. 13

Item number: 57b

Length: 17.4

Width: 26.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Plan

Plan of parts of Tilbury Fort. The fort was built in the 17th century and was designed by Sir Bernard de Gomme. It was the first line of defence for the Thames and London. Modifications were made in the early 18th century to bring the fort up to date and these plans are part of the proposals for the work that needed to be carried out. Two large powder magazines were built and the barracks were reconstructed. The new Officers barracks were two rows of seven terrace houses which were built ‘back to back’. There was a fireplace on each floor and the upstairs rooms had dormer windows.

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