Coastal Artillery Defences on the Isle of Grain, Immediately East and South East of Grain Village


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20th Century

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County Council (Unitary)

Medway Council


Isle of Grain

Parliamentary Constituency

Rochester and Strood

Grid Reference

OV892892 (589242, 175701)

WGS84 Coordinates

51.4481, 0.723729

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Two small buildings built onto the end of a military road, just north of Dummy Battery. They appear to have been connected with power supply and communications to the battery.The smaller structure is little more than a concrete cupboard, in plan only 0.88m by 0.61m internally; it has a heavy steel door. Inside there is evidence for a wooden floor and a timber structure on the rear wall - probably a circuit board or similar.The larger building is 2.11m square internally, with walls of rendered stock brick and a slightly-sloping concrete roof. The single entrance, in the west wall, also has a heavy steel door. Inside, there is a rectangular pit in the north-west corner, 1.05m by 0.70m and at least 0.6om deep, where a large bundle of power cables enter the building. On the walls are scars of various timber shelves, boards etc.These buildings were surveyed by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, following a request from Kent County Council as part of a European project looking at defence sites in Kent, Nord-Pas de Calais and West Flanders

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