TV6198 : The Wish Tower, Eastbourne

taken 6 years ago, near to Eastbourne, East Sussex, Great Britain

The Wish Tower, Eastbourne
The Wish Tower, Eastbourne
This Martello tower has recently reopened for visitors.
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, 4 May, 2014   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 4 May, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre  Defence, Military 
Place (from Tags)
Eastbourne  Sussex 
County (from Tags)
Sussex 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TV 6133 9821 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:45.6636N 0:17.1662E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TV 6131 9823
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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