The Grain Tower, Isle of Grain
The Grain Tower, Isle of Grain
Dirk Seyfried Photography

The Grain Tower, Isle of Grain

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The Grain Tower off the east coast of the Isle of Grain at low tide. The battery is a mid 19th Century gun tower constructed to protect the dockyards at Sheerness and Chatham from a perceived French invasion during the 1850s. It was built along the same lines as the Martello Towers that were constructed along the British coasts. Rapid improvements in artillery technology meant the tower was obsolete as soon as it had been completed. It was used in both the First and Second World Wars when its fabric was substantially altered to support new quick firing guns. It was decommissioned in 1956 and now stands derelict.

All prints are printed on FotoSpeed 240gsm UltraMatte Photographic Paper using archival pigment inks with a life expectancy of over 100 years. All prints will be signed by the photographer. All prints should be hung out of direct sunlight.

Prints can be provided mounted or unmounted. All mounts will be cut to a popular frame size for ease of framing. Larger sizes are available on request. Please contact me for details.

Framing is available on request, but is not offered as an option when purchasing due to the cost of shipping framed prints. Please do contact me to discuss framing if required.