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Video Report - Grain tower, Grain - May 2017


Urbexuk

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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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ForsakenFionn

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Do u know how low the tide has to be to walk up to it. I'm 100 miles out and dont want to turn up with no access. Thx
 

Urbexuk

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Do u know how low the tide has to be to walk up to it. I'm 100 miles out and dont want to turn up with no access. Thx
Yeah that would suck mate, I'm not too sure to be honest but we got there about 7pm and it was fine.
 

Yorrick

I call bullshit!
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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
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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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