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Statutory Address:

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

Medway (Unitary Authority)
Isle of Grain
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TQ 89870 76038


ISLE OF GRAIN CP TQ 87 NE 4/76 Grain Tower - II -

Artillery tower. Late 1840's early 1850's, (dated 1855 on door to west), the upper part partially cut away on north-east quarter during 1939-45 war to become anti-aircraft tower, with various internal and external concrete additions. Coursed stone. 2 storeys, divided by projecting band with various openings on lower stage. Lower stage divided internally between accommodation and magazines, with some ammunition hoists still in situ. Follows Martello tower constructional practice, but anticipatory of the Solent/Spithead off-shore forts in siting (around 500 yards off-shore at the edge of the Medway deep channel).

Listing NGR: TQ8795476408


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 02 Aug 2000
Reference: IOE01/00407/09
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr M.K Lofthouse. Source Historic England Archive
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