TR1533 : Martello Towers 14 & 15, Hythe

taken 2 months ago, near to Hythe, Kent, Great Britain

Martello Towers 14 & 15, Hythe
Martello Towers 14 & 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
Saturday, 2 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 18 September, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Defence, Military 
Primary Subject of Photo
Tower 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 1550 3383 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:3.8005N 1:4.4497E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 1557 3384
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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