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Location DB > Guernsey > Alderney Island > Saint Anne > Fort Tourgis
Fort Tourgis
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created by Ganesha on 5/2/2015 4:55 AM
last modified by Ganesha on 5/7/2015 5:14 AM
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The central structure surrounds a rectangular courtyard with a three-story stone barracks to the east, a partially-buried group of buildings to the west including (my guess) a gatehouse and kitchen, the main gate to the south, and a curtain wall to the north with gun-slits and a small gate. Stairs to the northwest lead to outbuildings, more walls and a pair of batteries (gun platforms). Artifacts such as motors, broken wheels, etc. are scattered around. The wooden floors of the barracks building are falling into the cellar. There's a lot of debris and possibly artifacts in the cellar air-wells.
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Type: Buildings and outdoors
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: drop everything - must see
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Le Petit Val, Guernsey
Saint Anne, Alderney Island
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  •  Hazards
  • unsafe flooring
  •  Interesting Features
    The mix of Victorian and Nazi fortifications is interesting. The setting, at the foot of a lush valley overlooking the beaches and the sea, is a photographer's dream. Locals have no objection to independent exploration, merely suggesting that one "Use common sense" to stay safe. This is a large site worthy of a full day of study.

    WARNING: Get rid of any Guernsey States money you accumulate before you leave the island. Travelex wouldn't buy my Guernsey pounds; "Too obscure."
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  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1855
    Closed: 0
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • head protection
  • long pants / sleeves
  •  Recommended Equipment

    Built by Great Britain in 1855 to defend Braye Harbor further east, the fort was overtaken by naval technology and fell into disuse at the end of the 19th century. It was rebuilt and expanded by Nazi Germany following its occupation in 1941. After brief use as a private school, the fort was abandoned. The northern "Cambridge Battery" has been cleaned up and is open to the public.
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    April 2015
    Sat, May 2nd, 2015
    posted by Ganesha
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    Cambridge Battery view
    Sat, May 2nd, 2015
    posted by Ganesha
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    Photography 7 / 10
    Coolness 6 / 10
    Content Quality 8 / 10
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Mike Dijital on 5/30/2015 2:07 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on May 30 15 at 2:07, Mike Dijital validated this location
  • on May 29 15 at 5:49, Ganesha updated gallery picture IMG_7384.jpg
  • on May 11 15 at 15:22, Mike Dijital validated this location
  • on May 7 15 at 5:14, Ganesha changed the following: Interesting Features
  • on May 7 15 at 4:55, Astro validated this location
  • on May 2 15 at 16:00, Ganesha changed the following: Description
  • on May 2 15 at 15:58, Ganesha updated gallery picture IMG_7359.jpg
  • on May 2 15 at 6:25, Ganesha made this location available
  • on May 2 15 at 6:11, Ganesha updated gallery picture IMG_7390.jpg
  • on May 2 15 at 6:09, Ganesha updated gallery picture IMG_7388.jpg
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