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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TR1130 : Martello Tower number 23, Dymchurch by Oast House Archive
TR1029 : Martello Tower number 25, Dymchurch by Oast House Archive
TQ6503 : Martello Tower number 62, Pevensey Bay by Oast House Archive
TQ9418 : Martello Tower number 28, Rye Harbour by Oast House Archive
TQ6503 : Martello Tower number 61, Pevensey Bay by Oast House Archive
TQ6805 : Martello Tower number 55, Norman's Bay; Under Wraps by Oast House Archive
TV4898 : Martello Tower number 74, Esplanade, Seaford by Oast House Archive
TQ6503 : Martello Tower number 60, Pevensey Bay, East Sussex by Oast House Archive
TQ6401 : Martello Tower number 66, Sovereign Harbour by Oast House Archive
TV4898 : Seaford Martello Tower by Paul Gillett
TQ9119 : Martello Tower number 30, Rye by Oast House Archive
TQ9419 : William the Conqueror, Rye Harbour by E Gammie
TV6198 : Martello Tower number 73, The Wish Tower, Eastbourne by Oast House Archive
TQ6402 : Beach at Sovereign Bay by Oast House Archive
TR2436 : Martello Tower number 3, Folkestone by Oast House Archive
TR2336 : Martello Tower number 2, Folkestone by Oast House Archive
TR2437 : Martello Tower number 1, Folkestone by Oast House Archive
TQ6805 : Martello Tower, Coast Rd, Norman's Bay by N Chadwick
TQ9119 : Martello Tower number 30 by N Chadwick
TQ6401 : Harbour Entrance by Oast House Archive
TQ6402 : Martello Tower 64 by Oast House Archive
TQ6402 : Martello Tower 64 by Oast House Archive
TQ6402 : Martello Tower 64 by Oast House Archive
TM3236 : Martello Tower at Felixstowe Ferry by PAUL FARMER
TR1332 : Martello Tower number 19, Hythe by Oast House Archive

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

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