TR1533 : Martello Tower number 15 and 14, Hythe

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

Martello Tower number 15 and 14, Hythe
Martello Tower number 15 and 14, Hythe
Martello Tower 15, and 14 in distance. Part of the Hythe Ranges.
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
Hythe Ranges :: TR1332
An area of flat low lying land adjoining the foreshore. The Hythe Ranges has been used for live firing for nearly 200 years, and is one of the oldest ranges in the country. The area is steeped in military history where, there are three Martello Towers (N 14, 15 & 19) and the Dymchurch Redoubt along the seafront, built in the early 1800s to resist potential invasion by Napoleon. There were five further Martellos (16, 17, 18, 20 & 21) which have been demolished or lost to sea. They were also used as lookouts during World War II.

Hythe Ranges are used for live firing with a Danger Area extending out to sea. Red flags are flown during live firing periods, when access is prohibited along the foreshore by the public. Access is available along the foreshore during periods of non-firing.

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TR1533, 60 images   (more nearby )
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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: 51:3.7370N 1:4.1971E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 151 336
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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