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Fort Tourgis Tree - Alderney | by neilalderney123
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Fort Tourgis Tree - Alderney

This tree is actually on an upper floor of the fort! I think its roots are what keeps the floor from collapsing (the roof has gone a long time ago). According to a book I picked up about Alderney's forts, this was probably the guardroom (notice the slit - which I have learned are called "Musketry Loopholes"). This room would have a door that leads to the "Musketry parapet" above the main gate.

Fort Tourgis, on the Channel Island of Alderney, was built in the 1850's, and is slowly decaying.

Look at the whole Fort Tourgis set here.

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Taken on July 1, 2007