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Grain Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Isle of Grain, Medway

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Latitude: 51.4515 / 51°27'5"N

Longitude: 0.7312 / 0°43'52"E

OS Eastings: 589870

OS Northings: 176038

OS Grid: TQ898760

Mapcode National: GBR QQH.ZN9

Mapcode Global: VHKJ0.MSF5

Entry Name: Grain Tower

Listing Date: 14 November 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1204520

English Heritage Legacy ID: 172912

Location: Isle of Grain, Medway, ME3

County: Medway

Civil Parish: Isle of Grain

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Grain St James

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text

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

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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