|What an entrance...|
We are at the Historic Dockyard Chatham Kent at the non-museum entrance part of this truly amazing place. What an entrance flanked by two rather large bollards (cannons) with a beautiful well maintained Royal coat of arms above the archway (top picture). I must say it really is a pleasure to see brickwork, good solid bricks.
Back to the bollards (above) which are huge possibly '32 pounders' and presently used to protect the stone/brick corners of this entrance/gate house. If we take a close look at the top of the bollards/cannons we can see that they have been closed off and I am informed by the amazing Martin Evans (supplier of these wonderful pictures) that the muzzle of the cannons have had crossed shaped pieces welded on.
We've found old cannons in London recently at my other blog Bollards of London and all have been the muzzle loading type eg the cannon ball would be fed via the muzzle and not from the back like a more modern field gun.
Bollards of Britain...