Coalhouse Fort, Tilbury - Thurrock (UA)

Ruined C19 armoured casemate fort on site of earlier battery; refortified for both World Wars. Severe water ingress to casemates; barrack blocks in severe disrepair. The generator house has now been repaired and converted to a café. Historic England have grant aided repair of the gatehouse barrack block in 2011. Subsequent site surveys, in part funded by Historic England, were completed in early 2017, with major repairs to make the site watertight continuing into 2019-20 with further Historic England grant assistance.

Coalhouse Fort, Tilbury - Thurrock (UA)
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Coalhouse Fort battery and artillery defences
    Heritage Category:
    Scheduled Monument
    List Entry Number:
    1013943
    Local Planning Authority:
    Thurrock (UA)
    Site Type:
    Defence > Coastal defence site

Location

    Building Name:
    Coalhouse Fort
    Locality:
    Tilbury
    Unitary Authority:
    Thurrock (UA)
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    South Basildon and East Thurrock
    Region:
    East of England

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Very bad
    Occupancy / Use:
    Part occupied/part in use
    Priority:
    F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
    Previous Priority:
    F
    Ownership:
    Local authority