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The New Tavern Fort

Introduction

The New Tavern Fort is a municipal garden in Gravesend. Features include a rose garden and a bandstand.

The cannon and fortifications are somewhat softened, for those who come in peace, by judicious planting around the defences. The Rose Garden marks the site of the Fort House which was destroyed by a V2 rocket in 1944. The Victorian bandstand is a decorative construction with oriental pretensions.
Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Access contact details

This is a municipal site for general public use. Please see: http://www.gravesham.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=3250

Owners

Gravesham Borogh Council

Civic Centre, Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 1AU
History

Period

Early 20th Century (1901-1932)

Features & Designations

Features

  • Rose Garden
  • Earliest Date:
  • Bandstand
  • Description: The Victorian bandstand is a decorative construction with oriental pretensions.
Key Information

Type

Public Park

Purpose

Urban Park

Principal Building

Parks, Gardens And Urban Spaces

Period

Early 20th Century (1901-1932)

Survival

Extant

Open to the public

Yes

References

References

Contributors

  • Kent Gardens Trust