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FORT LUTON

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Fort, completed in the 1890s, smallest of the `Chatham Ring' forts. Polygonal fortification surrounded by a 30 feet deep ditch, but without provision for ditch defence. The entrance was approached over a rolling bridge. The rampart has an infantry parapet with no prepared gun positions although two guns were intended in each flank and a further pair overlooking the valley. Now owned by Kent County Council. This was the site of a First World War heavy anti aircraft battery which was armed with an 18-pounder gun in 1917.

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