TV4898 : Martello Tower number 74, Esplanade, Seaford

taken 9 years ago, near to Seaford, East Sussex, Great Britain

Martello Tower number 74, Esplanade, Seaford
Martello Tower number 74, Esplanade, Seaford
Now used as the Seaford Museum. Built around 1806-1810.
Martello Towers
Martello Towers, or 'Martellos', were small defensive forts first built in 1805 in South East England during the Napoleonic War. They were also built on the East Coast of England and around Ireland, as well as three in Scotland.

On the flat parapet roof was mounted a cannon. The round shape of the building allowed it to rotate 360, able to defend all directions. The entrance to the tower was raised above ground level to stop easy access by the enemy. Read more LinkExternal link
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TV4898, 242 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 22 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 22 March, 2009
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Defence, Military 
Primary Subject of Photo
Tower 
Category
Martello tower   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TV 4846 9849 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:46.0206N 0:6.2323E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TV 4844 9853
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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