TQ6503 : Martello Tower

taken 6 years ago, near to Pevensey Bay, East Sussex, Great Britain

Martello Tower
Martello Tower
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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TQ6503, 144 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 20 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 27 October, 2014
Geographical Context
Coastal  Housing, Dwellings  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6508 0306 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:48.2151N 0:20.4842E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6513 0300
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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