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Martello Tower, St Osyth

Description: Martello Tower

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 July 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 119894

OS Grid Reference: TM1361812753
OS Grid Coordinates: 613618, 212753
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7727, 1.0949

Location: Promenade, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex CO15 2DL

Locality: St Osyth
Local Authority: Tendring District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO15 2DL

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Listing Text

TM 11 SW
10/34 Martello Tower
Martello Tower. Circa 1808-1812. Vari-coloured brick, some plaster remains.
Bricks made at Grays, Essex. Stone parapet. Rusticated stone dressings to 4
windows and a door at half height. Built at an approximate cost of £5,000 the
garrison was stationed at Weeley Barracks due to the unhealthiness of the coast.
The Tower guarded a sluice, which, in case of invasion, could be opened up to
flood the surrounding marshes. Kenneth Walker, History of Clacton 1966.

Listing NGR: TM1361812753

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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