Cockham Wood Fort, Hoo St. Werburgh - Medway (UA)

A rare C17 artillery fort. The brick lower battery is very decayed as it is washed by the tidal Medway. The higher earthwork batteries survive but in woodland, with the remains of a redoubt and commander's house.

Cockham Wood Fort, Hoo St. Werburgh - Medway (UA)
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Cockham Wood Fort
    Heritage Category:
    Scheduled Monument
    List Entry Number:
    1003362
    Local Planning Authority:
    Medway (UA)
    Site Type:
    Defence > Coastal defence site

Location

    Building Name:
    Cockham Wood Fort
    Unitary Authority:
    Medway (UA)
    Parish:
    Hoo St. Werburgh
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Rochester and Strood
    Region:
    London and 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