TR2436 : Martello Tower #3

taken 2 years ago, near to Folkestone, Kent, Great Britain

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Martello Tower #3
Martello Tower #3
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

East Cliff and Warren Country Park :: TR2538

This is a section of land below the East Cliffs of Folkestone. It has various paths leading through it towards the coastline and beach, or up to the cliffs towards Old Dover Road. It is now a [Site of Special Scientific Interest] ( SSSI ), due to its interesting position and geology. The Grayling butterfly has a small colony in the site. The land has been created after several landslips of the chalk ground, since the last 200 years. After 1915, the Dover to Folkestone. Railway line (running through the site) was defended from coastal erosion. This also had the intentional effect of stopping any more landslips to the land beyond the line. In 1924, the land was gifted to the council of Folkestone and the country park was formed soon after.
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Scheduled Monuments

In the United Kingdom, a scheduled monument is a 'nationally important' archaeological site or historic building, given protection against unauthorised change.
There are about 20,000 scheduled monuments in England representing about 37,000 heritage assets. Of the tens of thousands of scheduled monuments in the UK, most are inconspicuous archaeological sites, but some are large ruins.
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TR2436, 67 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 4 December, 2019   (more nearby)
Sunday, 6 December, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 2406 3663 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:5.1124N 1:11.8717E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 2414 3668
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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