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Sunday, March 16, 2008
Slough Fort, Allhallows-On-Sea
This fort was built in the 1860s to house seven Rifled Breech Loading guns, and a further four guns in wing batteries east and west of the fort. It forms part of the Thames Estuary defences, and is located at Allhallows on the Isle of Grain, Kent. The fort is crescent shaped, with a granite faced entrance at the front and a row of casemates at the rear. This is typical of the Thames forts, but Slough is considerably smaller than nearby Cliffe and Shornemead forts. Slough Fort is currently used by a riding school, with the casemates forming stables and is in surprisingly good condition. Although a number of alterations have taken place to the structure.
Many thanks to the owners for allowing access to this site.