TQ6805 : Martello Tower

taken 5 years ago, 3 km from 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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TQ6805, 150 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Sunday, 12 July, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 5 November, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Housing, Dwellings  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6807 0529 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:49.3657N 0:23.0891E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6802 0553
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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