To Slough Fort


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During the mid-19th century Britain and France found themselves in a 'Cold War'.

As a result of the French building a new fleet of modern steam and sail ironclads, armed with the new rifled guns, and their building of a new naval port at Cherbourg, the public faith in the Royal Navy to protect the country from a posssible invasion was low. Britain's fleet was still the same type of ships that had beaten the French at Trafalgar in 1805.

The British response was a 'crash' naval building programme to out build the French with ironclad warships armed with rifled guns, to improve naval bases and to start a massive national scheme to upgrade the coastal defences.

Slough Fort at Allhallows was built as part of this programme.


Visit Kent


The Slough Fort Preservation Trust is now pleased to announce that we are listed as a reason to visit Kent!

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