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New Tavern Fort
The remains of the 18th century New Tavern Fort are found in the gardens of Major General Charles George Gordon’s* (Born 28 Januaty 1833 0 Died 26 January 1885) Gravesend residence, Fort House. According to Anna Dubuis in an article entitled ‘The ghosts and legends of north Kent’ which appeared in the Gravesend Reporter on Wednesday 31 October 2012.
‘New Tavern Fort in Gravesend, which was built in the 1780s to defend the Thames against naval attacks, is the site of numerous sightings.
James Balan was volunteering there in 1992 when he saw his first apparition.
“I went down to the tunnels to get some wood and I turned around and saw a Victorian soldier working down there.
“I could see the buttons on his uniform. I took a deep breath and quickly got out.
“Sometimes you think you see something, but what I saw was indisputably a ghost, it was a memory of the past years coming back.”