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The Grain Tower

The Grain Tower is a mid-19th-century gun tower situated offshore just east of the Isle of Grain, Kent, standing in the mouth of the River Medway. It was built along the same lines as the Martello towers that were constructed along the British and Irish coastlines in the early 19th century and is the last-built example of a gun tower of this type. It owed its existence to the need to protect the important dockyards at Sheerness and Chatham from a perceived French naval threat during a period of tension in the 1850s.

The off shore wind farm near Whitstable can be seen in the background...

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