TQ6402 : Martello Tower 65, Sovereign Harbour

taken 6 years ago, near to Sovereign Harbour, East Sussex, Great Britain

Martello Tower 65, Sovereign Harbour
Martello Tower 65, Sovereign Harbour
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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TQ6402, 76 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 5 December, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 8 December, 2011
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 647 021 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:47.7471N 0:20.1373E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 644 017
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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