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Martello Tower No 7, Sandgate

Description: Martello Tower No 7

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 March 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 175257

OS Grid Reference: TR1986535302
OS Grid Coordinates: 619865, 135302
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0749, 1.1373

Location: Martello Road, Folkestone, Kent CT20 3DH

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

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Listing Text

5281 Martello Tower
No 7
TR 1935 SE 9/19B
Built in 1806 as part of the coast defences. Circular tower built of brick with
walls 5½ ft to 6 ft thick. Host of the cement coating has peeled 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
rams with a gun emplacement on the roof. Ditch with ramparts lined with ashlar.
Bridge. 2 chimneys. The door is about 20 ft above the ground.

Listing NGR: TR1986535302

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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