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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1204520
English Heritage Legacy ID: 172912
Location: Isle of Grain, Medway, ME3
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
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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