Sheerness Defences, Swale - Swale

Moated artillery fortifications from C17-C20. A major complex defending the dockyard. A repair programme needs to be agreed and implemented.

Sheerness Defences, Swale - Swale
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Sheerness defences
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1005145
  • Local Planning Authority: Swale
  • Site Type: Defence > Coastal defence site


  • Building Name: Sheerness Defences
  • Locality: Swale
  • County: Kent
  • District / Borough: Swale
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Sittingbourne and Sheppey
  • Region: South East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Commercial company
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number(s): 1005145 and 1259029

Contact Details

David John 01483 252036

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England