C6638 : Martello Tower, Magilligan Point

taken 8 years ago, near to Greencastle and Pound Town, Ireland

Martello Tower, Magilligan Point
Martello Tower, Magilligan Point
The Martello Tower LinkExternal link at Magilligan Point which celebrated its 200th anniversary on the 7th July 2012.
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
Saturday, 30 June, 2012   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 10 July, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Grassland  Village, Rural settlement  Estuary, Marine 
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Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! C 660 388 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:11.5454N 6:57.8017W
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Irish: geotagged! C 660 388
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Martello Tower  Magilligan 

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