Dymchurch Redoubt, Hythe Ranges, Hythe - Folkestone and Hythe

The original fort of 1806 is a massive brick circular structure within a dry moat, and has C20 additions. Located on Ministry of Defence ranges, some parts have been brought back into use as a military training facility. There is brickwork deterioration to both the original fort and later additions. A Conservation Plan was prepared in 2005. Phased repairs are in progress.

Dymchurch Redoubt, Hythe Ranges, Hythe - Folkestone and Hythe
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Dymchurch Redoubt
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1017352
  • Local Planning Authority: Folkestone and Hythe
  • Site Type: Defence > Coastal defence site


  • Building Name: Dymchurch Redoubt
  • Locality: Hythe Ranges
  • County: Kent
  • District / Borough: Folkestone and Hythe
  • Parish: Hythe
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Folkestone and Hythe
  • Region: South East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Part occupied/part in use
  • Priority: E - Under repair or in fair to good repair, but no user identified; or under threat of vacancy with no obvious new user (applicable only to buildings capable of beneficial use)
  • Previous Priority: E
  • Ownership: Government or agency