TR1130 : Martello Tower number 23, Dymchurch

near to Dymchurch, Kent, Great Britain

Martello Tower number 23, Dymchurch
Martello Tower number 23, Dymchurch
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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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2009
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Date Taken
Friday, 29 May, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 29 May, 2009
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Defence, Military 
Primary Subject of Photo
Tower 
Category
Martello tower   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 1125 3044 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:2.0687N 1:0.6973E
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 1124 3042
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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