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.
Area plan showing the main fort and batteries
Entrance to the fort
Courtyard and casemates inside
Passage between two rooms
Entrance, and probable accomodation rooms
View across the top level
View back to stairway