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 fine art prints are printed on FotoSpeed 240gsm UltraMatte Photographic Paper using archival pigment inks with a life expectancy of over 100 years.

All metal prints are UV direct printed onto a matt surface aluminium composite, giving rich colours and fine details. An aluminium subframe is provided at the rear of the print to assist with hanging. A floating frame system is available on request.

Please contact me for custom sizes and framing. Framing is available on request, but is not offered as an option when purchasing due to the cost of shipping framed prints.