TR1935 : Martello Tower number 8, Folkestone

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

Martello Tower number 8, Folkestone
Martello Tower number 8, Folkestone
Looking along Upper Corniche.
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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TR1935, 86 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 194 352 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:4.4659N 1:7.8435E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 195 352
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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