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Video Report - Grain tower, Grain - May 2017



Urbexuk

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
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Grain Tower is a mid-19th-century gun tower situated offshore just east of Grain, Kent, Rapid improvements to artillery technology in the mid-19th century meant that the tower was effectively obsolete as soon as it had been completed.

A proposal to turn it into a casemated fort was dropped for being too expensive.

By the end of the 19th century the tower had gained a new significance as a defence against raids by fast torpedo boats. It was used in both the First and Second World Wars, when its fabric was substantially altered to support new quick-firing guns. It was decommissioned in 1956 and remains derelict today.

Went here with @flippyroo and 2 other non members, not a bad little place and going up the main tower is an experience!


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Yorrick

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#4
Do u know how low the tide has to be to walk up to it.
I'm not too sure to be honest but we got there about 7pm and it was fine
@Urbexuk Well done for answering, it's more than most do.

@ForsakenFionn The tide comes in and out twice a day, advances / changes by about an hour a day and the height changes by half a metre over the course of the month with the phases of the moon etc.

You can get to it at low tide. There's a local tide table here. I'd aim to be there in time to follow the tide out.
 

Calamity Jane

i see beauty in the unloved, places & things
Regular User
#5
I went here around 3pm and tide was out. We looked up tide times, so we didnt get stranded. My friend spent a night here, she said it was freezing and if coast guard saw a light they come along and escort you to southend police station lol. I would still like to do a night here though, get photos of the night sky and lights across the water
 

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