TQ9418 : Martello Tower number 28, Rye Harbour

taken 10 years ago, near to Rye Harbour, East Sussex, Great Britain

Martello Tower number 28, Rye Harbour
Martello Tower number 28, Rye Harbour
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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TQ9418, 156 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 27 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 27 March, 2009
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Defence, Military 
Primary Subject of Photo
Tower 
Category
Martello tower   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 9419 1885 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:56.1836N 0:45.7456E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 9419 1884
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Derelict  Moat  Disused  Artillery  England  Defensive Fort  Napoleonic War  Martellos  South Coast  Martello Tower 

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