TV6198 : Below the Wish Tower

taken 3 years ago, near to Eastbourne, East Sussex, Great Britain

Below the Wish Tower
Below the Wish Tower

The Wish Tower is a Grade II listed LinkExternal link Martello Tower erected in 1806. During WWII an observation post and range finding lookout was built on top of it with a square roof that juts out in front.

The old AA box on the right TV6198 : AA Telephone Box near the Wish Tower was originally located on the A4 near Maidenhead.

To the left are beach huts.

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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
Tuesday, 25 April, 2017   (more nearby)
Saturday, 14 April, 2018
Geographical Context
Coastal  Defence, Military 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TV 6137 9830 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:45.7115N 0:17.2026E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TV 6144 9833
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Martello Tower  AA Box  Beach Huts  Garden  Grade II Listed 

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