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Description: Grain Tower
Date Listed: 14 November 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 172912
OS Grid Reference: TQ8987076038
OS Grid Coordinates: 589870, 176038
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4515, 0.7313
ISLE OF GRAIN CP
TQ 87 NE
4/76 Grain Tower
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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Source: English Heritage
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