The mystery of Tilbury fort

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The mystery of Tilbury fort

Post by Citizenship » Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:07 am

So this is one of the star forts that really puzzles me,

Tilbury fort

It sits on the bank of the Thames river in gravesend,

What gets me most is that i can not figure out what came first, the fort or the river!

Some pics of the fort and the surrounding area which to me might be part of the overall complex.
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I feel that the fort has been truncated to fit the bank of the river, but yet there are some more pics of the other side of the river with another fort,
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Then we have the surrounding area which have some more forts or i should say what used to be forts,

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Some repurposed forts, i now they used to be forts and can provide some info on how.

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And then we have this last one which more just a theory of my own that these quarry's are old forts that have been dug out, why else would they in the outline of what we know as star forts, in fact i thing most quarry's are what is left of star forts because the had really great materials in side them/underneath them.

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So the question that is begging to be answered is what came first the river, then why not build the forts a little more inland so to achieve proper symmetry and cohesion, or the forts, if it's the forts then it places their construction into a timeline we are not really familiar with because the river was here 2k years ago when the romans were here, in fact it is written that they sailed up it in AD43.

Very strange on many fronts and think the forts were there before the river and came to a very grave end in a time long long ago.


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