GRAIN TOWER

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1204520

Date first listed: 14-Nov-1986

Statutory Address: GRAIN TOWER

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: GRAIN TOWER

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

District: Medway (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Isle of Grain

National Park: N/A

National Grid Reference: TQ 89870 76038

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History

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Details

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

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 172912

Legacy System: LBS

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