Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

GRAIN FORT & GRAIN DUMMY BATTERY


GRAIN DUMMY BATTERY
Photo Charles Taylor

Grain Fort was built in the 1860's on the west bank of the Medway estuary opposite Garrison Point Fort and Grain Tower Battery as part of the Chatham Defences. Grain Dummy Battery was added a mile to the south for extra support. Grain Fort was demolished in 1962, but the earthen ramparts and dry ditch still remain. Interestingly much of the structure of the fort exists underground.

Both are open and can be viewed from the coastal footpath.


Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor

 

Directions
By the shore at Grain

 


Grain Fort


VIEW LARGER MAP IN NEW WINDOW

Grain Dummy Battery


VIEW LARGER MAP IN NEW WINDOW

 
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