TQ6503 : Martello Tower number 61, Pevensey Bay

taken 4 years ago, near to Pevensey Bay, East Sussex, Great Britain

Martello Tower number 61, Pevensey Bay
Martello Tower number 61, Pevensey Bay
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
Thursday, 29 December, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 2 January, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 652 034 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:48.4381N 0:20.6657E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 653 034
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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