Tilbury Fort, Tilbury, Thurrock

Tilbury Fort, Tilbury, Thurrock
Photograph taken November 1993 © Crown copyright. Historic England Archive ref: nmr 14972/20

Tilbury Fort was designed in 1670 by Charles II's chief engineer, Sir Bernard de Gomme, in response to Dutch raids on the Thames. It is one of the best surviving examples of continental-inspired bastion defence in Britain. This property is now in the care of English Heritage (2010).

Location

Thurrock Tilbury

Period

Stuart (1603 - 1713)

Tags

aerial view fort stuart attack defence invasion 1990s (1990 - 1999) english heritage