If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.
Description: Martello Tower
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
Explore more of the area around St Osyth, Essex at Explore Britain.
CLACTON-ON-SEA OFF JAYWICK PROMENADE,
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
Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.