Shivering Sands Maunsell Fort, Thames Estuary, Kent

Shivering Sands Maunsell Fort, Thames Estuary, Kent
Photograph taken 1942 - 1965 © Historic England Archive ref: AA002062

The Shivering Sands Army fort is one of 3 Maunsell Forts. The forts were designed by Mr G. A. Maunsell and built for defence during 1941-2. Their purpose was to provide anti-aircraft fire within the Thames Estuary area. Each fort consisted of a group of seven towers with a walkway connecting them all to the central control tower. They were all built to the same layout. All 3 forts saw action during the WW2. The Nore Army Fort was dismantled in 1959 but the other 2 are still standing today. They were used as pirate radio stations during the 60's and 70's, but since then have remained abandoned.

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