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Martello Tower, St Osyth

Description: Martello Tower

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 July 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 119984

OS Grid Reference: TM0830615687
OS Grid Coordinates: 608306, 215687
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8010, 1.0198

Location: Colne Way, St Osyth, Essex CO16 8NG

Locality: St Osyth
Local Authority: Tendring District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO16 8NG

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Listing Text


5/151 Martello Tower


Martello Tower. Circa 1808-1812. Gault brick. Stone parapet and drain, stone
plaque under. 3 windows at half height visible with stone surrounds and
keystones, the fourth probably concealed by C20 toilet block. Door at half
height, stone surround, segmental head. Stone chute under. 2 C20 doors to base
of tower. Recently used Asia restaurant and now with cafe addition to right of
door but still basically intact. One of the Clacton Defence Towers q.v.11/11.
The Martello Tower at Beacon Hill, Point Clear has been demolished.

Listing NGR: TM0830615687

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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