Martello Towers :: Shared Description

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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TQ6401 : Martello Tower 66 by Oast House Archive
TQ6402 : Martello Tower, North of Sovereign Harbour by David Dixon
TQ6401 : Martello Tower No 66 Sovereign Harbour by Paul Gillett
TQ6401 : Harbour Entrance by Oast House Archive
TR2035 : Footbridge beside Martello Tower No.6 by David Anstiss
TQ6401 : Martello Tower near Langney Point by N Chadwick
TR1029 : Martello Tower number 24, Dymchurch by Oast House Archive
TR1533 : Martello Tower number 14, Hythe by Oast House Archive
TR1935 : Martello Tower number 8, Folkestone by Oast House Archive
TQ6503 : Martello Tower number 60, Pevensey Bay by Oast House Archive
TV6198 : Path to Wish Tower, Eastbourne by Paul Gillett
TR1935 : Martello Tower number 7, Folkestone by Oast House Archive
TV6198 : Martello Tower number 73, The Wish Tower, Eastbourne by Oast House Archive
TQ6805 : Martello Tower N0.59 by N Chadwick
TV4898 : Martello Tower number 74, Seaford by Oast House Archive
TR1533 : Martello Tower No.14 by N Chadwick
TQ9119 : Martello Tower number 30 by N Chadwick
TV4898 : Martello Tower number 74, Seaford by Oast House Archive
TQ6805 : Martello Tower N0.59 by N Chadwick
TR1533 : Martello Tower number 13, Hythe by Oast House Archive
TQ6401 : Martello Tower number 66, Sovereign Harbour by Oast House Archive
TR1533 : Martello Tower number 15 and 14, Hythe by Oast House Archive
TQ6503 : Martello Tower number 60, Pevensey Bay, East Sussex by Oast House Archive
TQ6401 : Martello Tower near Langney Point by N Chadwick
TV6198 : Wish Tower Gardens Eastbourne by PAUL FARMER

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Created: Sun, 8 Nov 2009, Updated: Tue, 13 Jul 2010

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