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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TV4898 : Martello Tower number 74, Seaford by Oast House Archive
TR1533 : Martello Tower number 15, Hythe by Oast House Archive
TV4898 : Seaford Martello Tower by Paul Gillett
TQ6401 : Martello Tower, number 66, at Langney Point by PAUL FARMER
TM3236 : Martello Tower at Felixstowe Ferry by PAUL FARMER
TQ6805 : Martello Tower number 60, Pevensey Bay by PAUL FARMER
TR1130 : Martello Tower No.23 on Dymchurch Wall by David Anstiss
TR1029 : Martello Tower No.24 by David Anstiss
TQ6401 : Beach at Sovereign Harbour by Oast House Archive
TV6299 : Entrance to Eastbourne Redoubt by David Dixon
TR2135 : Martello Tower number 4, Folkestone by Oast House Archive
TR1332 : Roof Detail, Martello 19 by Oast House Archive
TV6198 : Martello Tower number 73, The Wish Tower, Eastbourne by Oast House Archive
TQ6805 : Martello number 55, at Normans' Bay by Oast House Archive
TQ6503 : Martello Tower No 61, Pevensey Bay by Paul Gillett
TQ6402 : Martello Tower, Eastbourne by David Dixon
TV6299 : Eastbourne Redoubt Gun Deck by David Dixon
TQ6401 : Martello Tower 66 by Oast House Archive
TQ9119 : Martello Tower number 30, Rye by Oast House Archive
TR1533 : Martello Tower number 15, Hythe by Oast House Archive
TR2437 : Martello Tower number 1, Folkestone by Oast House Archive
TQ6805 : Martello Tower number 55, Norman's Bay by Oast House Archive
TV6198 : Martello Tower number 73, The Wish Tower, Eastbourne by Oast House Archive
TQ6805 : Martello Tower number 55, Norman's Bay by Oast House Archive
TQ6503 : Martello Tower No. 62 by N Chadwick

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

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