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Martello Tower No 6, Sandgate

Description: Martello Tower No 6

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 March 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 175256

OS Grid Reference: TR2023035374
OS Grid Coordinates: 620230, 135374
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0754, 1.1425

Location: Martello Road, Folkestone, Kent CT20 3AT

Locality: Sandgate
Local Authority: Shepway District Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: CT20 3AT

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Listing Text

Martello Tower
No 6
TR 2035 SW 8/19A
Built in 1806 as part of the coast defences. Circular tower built of brick with
walls 5½ ft to 6 ft thick. Most of the cement coating has worn off. In the
centre is a brick pillar with vaulted arches springing from it. On the ground
floor was the magazine and above it quarters for the garrison divided into 2
rooms with a gun emplacement in the roof. Ditch with ramparts lined with brick.
Dilapidated drawbridge. 1 chimney. The door is about 6 ft above the ground.

Listing NGR: TR2023035374

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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