Fort Darnet - Medway (UA)

A Royal Commission fort circa 1860, in the Medway Estuary. Constructed as part of the 1859 Royal Commission inspired refortification programme of the 1860s and 70s to protect Chatham dockyard. Partially flooded.

Fort Darnet - Medway (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Fort Darnet, Darnet Ness
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1019642
  • Local Planning Authority: Medway (UA)
  • Site Type: Defence > Coastal defence site


  • Building Name: Fort Darnet
  • Unitary Authority: Medway (UA)
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Gillingham and Rainham
  • Region: South East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Private