TQ6805 : Martello Tower number 55, Norman's Bay; Under Wraps

taken 10 years ago, 3 km from Pevensey Bay, East Sussex, Great Britain

Martello Tower number 55, Norman's Bay; Under Wraps
Martello Tower number 55, Norman's Bay; Under Wraps
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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TQ6805, 146 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 5 June, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 5 June, 2009
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Defence, Military 
Primary Subject of Photo
Tower 
Category
Martello tower   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6807 0530 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:49.3711N 0:23.0894E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6805 0503
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Repair  Renovation  Artillery  England  Defensive Fort  Napoleonic War  Martellos  South Coast  Martello Tower 

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