TQ6805 : Martello Tower number 55, Norman's Bay

taken 9 years ago, 3 km from Pevensey Bay, East Sussex, Great Britain

Martello Tower number 55, Norman's Bay
Martello Tower number 55, Norman's Bay
This tower has been covered in scaffold for the last few years as the building is renovated and a smart new glazed top added.
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
Thursday, 30 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 30 June, 2011
Geographical Context
Coastal  Housing, Dwellings  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 680 053 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:49.3765N 0:23.0896E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 681 053
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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