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Martello Tower and Brick Lined Moat, Clacton-on-Sea

Description: Martello Tower and Brick Lined Moat

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 July 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 119871

OS Grid Reference: TM1728514297
OS Grid Coordinates: -691026, -15286931
Latitude/Longitude: 1,000.0000, 1,000.0000

Location: 18650 battery CO15 1LW

Locality: Clacton-on-Sea
Local Authority: Tendring District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO15 1LW

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Listing Text

TM 11 SE
11/11 Martello Tower and
brick lined moat
Martello Tower now a Coast Guard station. Circa 1808-12. Vari-coloured brick,
made at Grays, Essex. Stone parapet, rusticated stone dressings to 4 windows
and a door at half height. Unlike the other Clacton Defence Towers this one had
a moat, glacis and outer battery. The brick lined moat still survives, the wall
being approximately 7 metres tall and the moat base 8 metres wide. Taking 4
years and built at a cost of approximately £5000 the situation was considered
too unhealthy and the garrison was stationed at Weeley. Erosion by sea has
claimed the battery. Kenneth Walker The History of Clacton, 1966.

Listing NGR: TM1728514297

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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