Beacon Hill Fort, Harwich - Tendring

Ruined coastal artillery fortification of late C19; refortified during the two World Wars. Fabric at risk from failure of concrete, water ingress and vandalism. Monument is in split ownership. Historic England continues to liaise with Tendring District Council, private owners and interested third parties over potential new uses. New private owner in 2018.

Beacon Hill Fort, Harwich - Tendring
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Beacon Hill Fort: a late 19th and 20th century coastal artillery fortification
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1018958
  • Local Planning Authority: Tendring
  • Site Type: Defence > Coastal defence site


  • Building Name: Beacon Hill Fort
  • County: Essex
  • District / Borough: Tendring
  • Parish: Harwich
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Harwich and North Essex
  • Region: East of England

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Mixed, multiple owners
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument, part in CA