TQ6401 : Martello Tower, Langney Point

taken 8 years ago, near to Sovereign Harbour, East Sussex, Great Britain

Martello Tower, Langney Point
Martello Tower, Langney Point
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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TQ6401, 242 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Saturday, 4 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 11 August, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Defence, Military 
Place (from Tags)
Eastbourne 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6437 0123 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:47.2406N 0:19.8311E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6434 0121
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Shingle  Beach  Seaside  Resort  Martello Tower  Martello  Gun Tower  19th Century  Nineteenth Century  Sea 

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