TM3236 : Sea wall and Martello Tower, Old Felixstowe

taken 5 years ago, near to Old Felixstowe, Suffolk, Great Britain

Sea wall and Martello Tower, Old Felixstowe
Sea wall and Martello Tower, Old Felixstowe
The grassland to the left of the sea wall is a golf course.
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, 29 August, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 11 September, 2015
Geographical Context
Coastal  Grassland 
Place (from Tags)
Felixstowe 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 3268 3659 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:58.7412N 1:23.2033E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 3262 3652
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Sea Defences  Martello Tower  Beach  Golf Course  North Sea 

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