Artillery Tower (Grain Tower), Isle of Grain - Medway (UA)

Artillery tower of 1855 with C20 additions. Forms part of the defences to Sheerness dockyard. Abandoned and surrounded by the sea at high tide.

Artillery Tower (Grain Tower), Isle of Grain - Medway (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Coastal artillery defences on the Isle of Grain, immediately east and south east of Grain village
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1019955
  • Local Planning Authority: Medway (UA)
  • Site Type: Defence > Coastal defence site


  • Building Name: Artillery Tower (Grain Tower)
  • Unitary Authority: Medway (UA)
  • Parish: Isle of Grain
  • 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: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number(s): 1019955 and 1204520