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


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