Welcome

To Slough Fort

 

Registered Charity No. 1179652

 

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.

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Visit Kent


 

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

Click the Visit Kent logo below to find out more.

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