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, vegetation clearance begun 2019.

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

Location

    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