TR1533 : Martello Tower number 15, Hythe

taken 7 years ago, near to Hythe, Kent, Great Britain

Martello Tower number 15, Hythe
Martello Tower number 15, Hythe
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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Date Taken
Sunday, 11 July, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 12 July, 2010
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Defence, Military 
Primary Subject of Photo
Tower 
Category
Martello Tower   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 152 337 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:3.7368N 1:4.2057E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 153 337
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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