TR1332 : Roof Detail, Martello 19

taken 12 years ago, near to West Hythe, Kent, Great Britain

Roof Detail, Martello 19
Roof Detail, Martello 19
What was the roof of the Martello Tower before collapse. The round stepped sections supported a pivoting cannon.
Martello Tower number 19, Hythe

One of 74 Martello Towers built along the South Coast. The roof and south side have collapsed and some brick remains are scattered on the beach.

Being on the beach next to the Hythe Ranges, it is only accessible during non firing times.

Martello Towers

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 Link

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Date Taken
Sunday, 11 July, 2010   (more nearby)
Monday, 12 July, 2010
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Defence, Military 
Primary Subject of Photo
Martello tower   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 139 329 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:3.3405N 1:3.0577E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 139 328
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Martello  Martello Tower 

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