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Martello Tower (No 15), Hythe

Description: Martello Tower (No 15)

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 December 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 175168

OS Grid Reference: TR1521433694
OS Grid Coordinates: 615214, 133694
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0622, 1.0700

Location: Hythe, Kent CT21 6LX

Locality: Hythe
Local Authority: Shepway District Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: CT21 6LX

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Listing Text


Martello Tower
(No 15)
TR 13 SE 5/78B


Erected in 1806 as part of the coastal defence system against an invasion from
Napoleonic France. Built of brick with a coating of cement on the outside.
The walls are 5½ to 6 ft thick. It is built around a centre column 5 ft thick
and consists of 2 storeys with a flat roof as a gun platform.

Listing NGR: TR1521433694

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Source: English Heritage

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