TR1029 : Martello Tower

taken 5 years ago, near to Dymchurch, Kent, Great Britain

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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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TR1029, 208 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 18 August, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 8 February, 2016
Geographical Context
Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 1001 2903 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:1.3363N 0:59.5887E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 0998 2904
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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