TQ8976 : Grain Tower Battery in the mouth of the Medway

taken 12 years ago, near to Grain, Medway, Great Britain

Grain Tower Battery in the mouth of the Medway
Grain Tower Battery in the mouth of the Medway
The tower lies in the south east corner of the square. It was built in 1866 as part of the Chatham Defences to a design similar to that used for the Martello Towers some years earlier being almost circular in shape and with the gun platform on the roof. A chain linked the tower to Sheerness to stop vessels entering the Medway. It was modified in 1910 when the accommodation block was added in brick to the west side. It is now abandoned. The photo was taken from the fore shore in the north west corner near Grain Fort - Sheerness docks in the background.
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TQ8976, 76 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 16 July, 2005   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 17 July, 2005
Category
Fortifications   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 898 760 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:27.0953N 0:43.8832E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 892 762
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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