TR1130 : Martello Tower near Dymchurch, Kent

taken 14 years ago, near to Dymchurch, Kent, Great Britain

Martello Tower near Dymchurch, Kent
Martello Tower near Dymchurch, Kent
This is Martello Tower no 23, just north of Dymchurch. The towers, 74 in all along the south coast, were built between 1805 and 1808 as fortifications against an invasion by Napoleon. They were based on a design copied from a tower in Corsica which the British found very difficult to attack.

Tower 23 was restored externally in the 1970s and later converted into a house, with a new roof extension. It was on the market in 2004 for 850,000. A lot of money for what, in the wrong weather, can be a very bleak spot!

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TR1130, 64 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 18 April, 2004   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 23 August, 2005
Category
Martello tower   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 112 304 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:2.0795N 1:0.6980E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 112 304
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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