TV6198 : Wish Tower

taken 10 years ago, near to Eastbourne, East Sussex, Great Britain

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Wish Tower
Wish Tower
The name of the tower comes from the 'wish', 'wash' or marshland nearby, fed by a stream known as Shomer Dyke. Twiss himself first referred to it as the "Whish Tower" or "Wish Tower" in some of his early progress reports LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )
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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TV6198, 1066 images   (more nearby search)
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Saturday, 7 August, 2010   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 7 August, 2010
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Martello tower   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! TV 61341 98189 [1m precision]
WGS84: 50:45.6521N 0:17.1750E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TV 61341 98174
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