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    Report - Grain Tower Battery, Grain, Kent, 18th September 2011

    The History Grain Tower Battery (aka Number 1 The Thames) was constructed between 1848 and 1855. It stands at the mouth of the River Medway with Southend visible on the other side of the estuary. Construction is in the style of a Martello Tower with more modern additions made during WW1...
  2. Hidinginplanesite

    Report - Grain Fort Tunnel - December 2020

    So .... i was over in the area and popped into the grain tunnel ( Taken on an 8plus so excuses the quality ) Iv did this place so many times over the years .. Here is photos of just the single tunnel as I did not go to the second tunnel as it was dark & wet ( but do have photo from old...
  3. Slippin_Jimm

    Report - Grain Fort - Caponier Tunnels | June 2020

    History Grain Fort was built during the 1860s on the Isle of Grain to protect the mouth of the river Medway. It was constructed with a crescent shaped keep, which formed the case-mated barracks and entrance to the fort. A raised earth bank behind this formed around this was mounted with Rifled...
  4. Buddha1975

    Isle of Grain - Summer 2019

    So, I have been doing a bit of exploring for many years, going back to about 1997. But have never really shared any of it, so thought I'd start. Summer last year (2019) I decided to visit the Isle of Grain in Kent having heard about Grain Fort, which was built in the 1860's to protect the River...
  5. WilsonTheHuman

    Report - Grain Tower - Isle of Grain, Kent - January 2019

    Another one from January I didn't get around to posting. Another one that's been done a lot too, but I've wanted to visit this one for a long time, but never been in the area at the right time for the tides to allow a safe visit. Not long after my birthday I was visiting friends who agreed to...
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